Other Projects

Arsenal FC have built a new stadium at Ashburton Grove, Highbury (the Emirates Stadium), requiring improvements to the public transport network surrounding it. Ashburton Grove stadium is located between the Great Northern line between Finsbury Park and King's Cross, and the Great Northern City line between Finsbury Park and Drayton Park, just to the south of where they cross.
Redevelopment of Battersea Power Station will require transport enhancements, particularly to Battersea Park station.
Redevelopment of the area to the north and south of Staples Corner will result in a new town centre with a high quality bus corridor and new railway station. The development spans a large area including the Hendon town centre (around The Broadway), all the area south of Park Road and between the A5 Edgware Road and the A41 Hendon Way, down to the A407 Cricklewood Lane.
A cycle and footbridge has been proposed across the Thames from Chelsea Harbour to Battersea, adjacent to the West London Line rail bridge. This bridge would cost £18m to construct, and would carry an estimated 480 pedestrian and cycle trips per day, rising to 1500 upon the successful provision of Imperial Wharf station, as it would extend the catchment area of that station into the area around Battersea High Street.
New canal facilities will be constructed in north and west London along with improvement of existing facilities through dredging, in order to aid freight transport. TfL are providing £750,000 and British Waterways £850,000 in order to improve London canal facilities for freight.
This is a large office park development off Chiswick High Road; some small-scale transport improvements are planned. This business park occupies a site just off Chiswick High Road, consisting of about 136,000m² of office space and expected to provide around 7,000 jobs.
A partnership between boroughs and transport authorities saw improvements to the ambience of Finsbury Park, including new ticketing and cycle-parking facilities. Transport for London, the Finsbury Park Partnership, the London Borough of Islington, the London Borough of Haringey and is supported by Network Rail and WAGN cooperated to carry out improvements to Finsbury Park station.
Heathrow operators BAA want to introduce a personal rapid transit system to link car parks to terminals. Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is the name being given to the ULTra public transport system which has been developed from research by Bristol University.
TfL is funding a trial commuter river service from Greenwich to Embankment via Canary Wharf and the City. Journeys are expected to take 15 minutes from Greenwich to Canary Wharf or 38 minutes from Greenwich to Savoy Pier at the Embankment, with return tickets costing £7.60 and discounted season tickets available. TfL is providing £3m of funding over a 10-year period.
A new airport terminal on the former sewage works at Perry Oaks, along with associated road junction on M25 and rail and Underground links.
Despite construction of Terminal 5, further long-term growth at Heathrow would require extra runway capacity. The third runway at Heathrow is highly controversial. DfT studies suggest a third "short" runway (2000m as opposed to 4000m) could be constructed to the north of Heathrow, with additional terminal capacity provided by a sixth terminal.
King's Cross tube station is undergoing reconstruction, the Thameslink station is being rebuilt and St Pancras is being upgraded as part of the CTRL project. This is a huge project being undertaken to make King's Cross St. Pancras the most important hub station in London.
A new footbridge will link the redeveloped Leamouth peninsula to Canning Town station. The Leamouth Peninsula is being redeveloped and although is is very close to the good transport connections at Canning Town station, the pedestrian route to the station currently involves crossing via the Lower Lea Crossing to the west, walking up Leamouth Road and then along East India Dock Road.
A 900km network of cycle routes with measures to give cyclists priority and/or safety is being realised across London. In reality this 900km project is known as the London Cycle Network Plus (LCN+); the full LCN project consists of 3000km of signed cycle routes. Most of the London Cycle Network improvements are carried out by the London Boroughs on behalf of Transport for London, so the best information is to be found spread across their sites.
A multimodal river crossing between Canvey Island, Essex and the Medway Towns, Kent has been proposed by various groups. With recent government pressure for development of the Thames Gateway region of Kent and Essex, the demand for the Lower Thames Crossing - originally floated as part of an outer M25 by the Conservative government in their Roads for Prosperity document - has increased.
The operators of Luton Airport have proposed an additional, full-length runway and two new terminals. This proposed expansion programme would see Luton become London's second largest airport, ahead of Gatwick and Stansted (although Stansted has its own expansion programme). (See a diagram of the proposals from The Times.)
A variety of service enhancements are proposed for the Olympics in London in 2012. Larger version (GIF, 158KB)
A long-standing idea would see all vehicles removed from Oxford St except for trams. This proposal is far from new. The New West End Company made a presentation to the London Assembly in 2001 proposing the pedestrianisation of Oxford St, with a tram service running along it. Unfortunately pedestrianisation is fraught with difficulties - notably where to put the traffic. Oxford St is already only accessible to buses, taxis and delivery vehicles.
A large redevelopment of the 180ha former railway land site, centered on Stratford International station, would see various transport improvements put into place.
A new pedestrian route will link nearby Central and Queen's Road stations in Walthamstow. The Barking - Gospel Oak Line Users Group has been pushing for a dedicated link between busy Walthamstow Central, which serves the Victoria line and WAGN's Liverpool St to Chingford line, and Walthastow Queen's Road, an underused station on the orbital Gospel Oak to Barking Line (GOBLIN).
A new development at White City will include a new Tube station, a National Rail station for Shepherd's Bush, a bus station and associated improvements. White City is a 40 acre brownfield site which is being developed into a new complex by the Westfield group, although it has changed hands a number of times via developers Multiplex and Chelsfield. A number of associated transport projects are either complete, underway or planned.