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Boost for cross-river tram plans

Plans for a cross-London tram link to serve SE1 have been boosted by the results of a consultation exercise.

London Tram has been given overwhelming support by commuters, community leaders and businesses in a consultation commissioned by Mayor Ken Livingstone.

92 per cent of the 2,505 respondents said they wanted the Mayor to give the scheme the go-ahead.

Reacting to the results, Lambeth Council leader Tom Franklin said: "Londoners have spoken loud and clear – with a whopping majority of 92% favouring a tram linking south, central and north London. Passengers have clearly placed waiting time and reliability at the top of their list, and this innovative solution would deliver both."

"For those in the most neglected areas of our city – including the Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth – this will be the first major route linking these areas with the centre of the Capital. Such a link would mean reliable access to jobs for those in our poorest areas, regeneration of our Borough and growth. On all of these grounds I urge the Mayor to accept this proposal as the best solution for London as a whole."

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