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We've all jammed ourselves on the 164 bus as it makes its way from Sutton to Morden in the morning and Morden to Sutton in the evening. There's never enough space for older people, those with disabilities or injuries, pregnant women or parents with buggies/small children. It's not just about discomfort.
It's not just about the indignation of paying through the nose for a service which fails to deliver. It's about health and safety - we deserve to travel without falling about and without falling out with our fellow passengers.
Following the 'credit crunch' the expansion of the highly successful Tramlink has been removed from the political agenda. This is despite South London possessing poor transport links and billions of pounds still being poured into Cross Rail, the Olympics and tube upgrades.
Currently the fastest way to travel from Purley to Brixton via public transport is to take a train north into Victoria and then the Victoria line south, this takes 50 minutes. Expanding the tram network is a 'green' way of easing road congestion and allowing South London to reach its potential.
In order to ease chronic overcrowding in central London it would be sensible to open up more locations for firms to locate in South London which requires investment in a truly integrated transport network.
We demand that the following tram routes are immediately funded and put into action:
Purley to Brixton
Crystal Palace extension
Sutton (via Morden) extension
Tram integration with the DLR should also be considered.