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Transport infrastructure

London’s continued success as a leading centre for world trade and commerce is critically dependent on free-flowing, frequent and predictable travel to and from the capital. Demand for the rail, road and air transport infrastructure that links London to the rest of the UK and the wider world continues to rise, as it has for decades. Much of it is at or near capacity and in many cases is ageing, heavily congested and lacks resilience when put under pressure.


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Congestion charging in London In 2014 London First published a new report Jams Today, Jams Tomorrow which called for a radical overhaul of congestion charging in London is needed if the capital’s...

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Access to high quality international air travel is vital for business in the capital. International links have always been one of London’s greatest assets and adequate airport runway capacity is...

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London First campaigned for Crossrail from its formation in 1992. In October 2007, the Government finally gave the go-ahead for this vital east-west rail route – a move that was strongly supported...

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Crossrail 2

Funding Crossaril 2 In 2013 London First set up a taskforce of senior business leaders to undertake further work on funding and financing options for Crossrail 2, a proposed new south-west to north...

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Over 70% of all UK rail journeys start or finish in the capital. Rail travel in London and the south east has grown by 60% since 1994/95, while capacity has increased by about 25%. Transport for...

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