Keeping Things Moving
London First’s knowledge and influence was integral in securing the Crossrail victory. Now London is relying on their determination and drive to push for the next piece of vital infrastructure: Crossrail II
Secretary of State for Transport, 2009-10
An effective infrastructure network is essential to London’s, and the UK’s, continued competitiveness and future economic growth, yet much of the capital’s infrastructure is ageing, heavily crowded and contains little resilience.
Infrastructure encourages further development, raises productivity, improves global and national connectivity, enhances competition by lowering transport and communication costs, and supports labour markets by enabling people to travel to work. If London is to remain a leading world city, continued investment in its infrastructure is essential.
London First and its members work to ensure London has the necessary transport, planning framework and wider infrastructure to underpin economic growth.
International air links are vital to London’s world city status
Access to high quality international air travel is vital for business in the capital. International links have always been one of...
Holding the line: The economic benefits of
modernising the Tube
In 2010, a London First-commissioned report set out the benefits of modernising the Tube and the severe consequences for passengers...
London First has campaigned for Crossrail since it was formed in 1992. On 5 October 2007, the Government gave the go-ahead for the vital east-west rail route - a move met with applause and relief by...
London First works to improve the rail infrastructure serving London. We maintain a strong dialogue with stakeholders about the future of the London rail network and continue to press for anticipated...
Better roads management
In 2010 London First undertook new research to explore ways to reduce the congestion in the capital. It addressed one of the principle causes of congestion: the length of time...