Transport roundup

A Transport for London consultation on east London river crossings has identified Gallions Reach and Belvedere as potential sites for a new east London river crossing. The bridge at Gallions Reach would connect Thamesmead with Royal Docks, while the Belvedere site would connect north Bexley with Havering.  TfL will now put further work into developing options for bridges at Gallions Reach and Belvedere and launch a new consultation in autumn this year.

The government should invest £15bn in Transport for the North to revitalise transport links according to the Institute for Public Policy Research. It wants the investment included in the 18 March Budget. TfN would take responsibility for rail, road, sea and air transport and decide priorities for infrastructure investment, franchising and ticketing, it said.