The impetus for this study is the Corporations of London's urgent concern that deficiencies in London's transport system are affecting the City's competitiveness and jeopardising its position as the leading European financial centre. The authors look at the transport needs of the City and central London in relation to the rest of the country and the world. Current investment plans for road and rail are not considered sufficient to meet these needs, and new measures are urgent. These should include the establishment of performance requirements for the transport system, planned investment to follow on from current plans, implementation of the east-west cross London rail scheme, resolution of the Channel Tunnel and London termini problems, further investment in British Rail's Thameslink service, continued upgrading of the London Underground and Network Southeast services. Improvements are recommended in traffic management measures and enforcement, better use of buses and the development of a long term transport plan for London encompassing road and rail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Corporation of London

    London,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1990-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM