Elephant and Castle @roundaboutnews has noticed a planning proposal put in for a tram between Denmark Hill and London Bridge.
The tram would of course run along the middle of the road much like the trams we know and love throughout Europe. This new initiative is privately funded so there need be no quibbles about the government wasting more of our money. If all goes well the tram could be up and running in the next two years.
Although we love the idea of even more transport in London we are beginning to wonder just how many new modes of transport we need in the capital. Just this past couple of years we have had a wave of new routes and ways of traveling either proposed, begun or proposed.
The rundown :
Boris’s Cable Cars
He made a splash about these new pods whilst being stranded dangling on a wire but we’ve not heard too many people talking about them since. Although Arnold Schwarzenegger’s already taken a trip across the Thames in one of the pods.
Cost to build : £45million
Cost to use :£3.20 for an adult single
Opened in : June
Carries : 20,000 passengers a day
Cycle above the streets of London and avoid all those annoying cars and things. It’s not built yet but will be some mean feet if it is.
Cost to build : Unknown
Cost to use : Rumored £1 with an oyster card
Opening : Sometime in 2015 if all goes well
Carries : Not too sure yet
The pods transport passengers to and from the terminals and actually look very similar to Boris’s cable cars. They are purple and remind us of the pumpkin that Cinerella’s carraige turned into at the end of the night.
Cost to build : £30million
Cost To use : Free
Opened in : April 2011
Carries : Approx 20,000 people a month
Boris Island (Thames Estuary Airport)
This new airport for London has gone back and forth as to whether it will really happen. It sounds pretty far fetched to us. The proposed airport will off four floating runways tethered to the sea bed.
Cost to build : £50 billion
Cost to Use : n/a
Opening : If all goes well in 2018
Carries : Unsure