TfL aims to unlock 25,000 new homes while extending DLR from Gallions Reach to Thamesmead

Transport for London (TfL) is inviting people to have their say on proposals for an extension of the DLR, which has the potential to create up to 10,000 jobs and 25,000-30,000 homes.

The preferred route is a cross-river extension of the DLR from Gallions Reach to Thamesmead via Beckton Riverside, and working with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Newham, two brand new stations would be created.

The plans would support the delivery of new transport links, homes and regeneration in Thamesmead and Beckton, and the consultation is open from 5 February 2024 to 18 March 2024. 

Public feedback will be used to help make decisions about the scheme and inform the designs and next steps.

The next stage in the process after public consultation will be progressing the scheme towards outline business case.

TfL has been working together with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the London Borough of Newham and the Greater London Authority (GLA), as well as landowners Peabody, Lendlease, abrdn, St William (Berkeley Homes) and Homes England to support the delivery of new homes, improved town centres and better access to jobs within and from Beckton Riverside and Thamesmead.

This will only be possible by improving public transport connections.

The partnership is also working closely with government, demonstrating the importance of the project to the local and wider area.

Abena Oppong-Asare, MP for Erith and Thamesmead, commented: "This would be a much-needed public transport improvement for the people of Thamesmead who need to be able to travel easily and cheaply for work, study or leisure."

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: "Although we have started a record-breaking 116,000+ genuinely affordable homes and completed more homes of all types since any time since the 1930s, the demand for housing in London shows no sign of slowing down.

"I'm excited for TfL to launch this consultation — extending the DLR will unlock huge opportunities for London, support tens of thousands of new homes, deliver new transport connections, and boost the economy, supporting the creation of thousands of jobs.
“Enabling the infrastructure needed for the capital's growth is key to building a better, more prosperous London for everyone."

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