Boris commits to orbital improvements

London-Overground map Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched ‘Way to Go’, his vision of transport in the capital. 

He promises a series of improvements to travel in London, obviously, most of the focus is on Crossrail. However, there is a significant promise to "improve the journeys of rail passengers through the continued development of the London Overground network to form an orbital rail equivalent to the M25."

The London Overground network includes the West London Line and the North London Line, and aims to provide an orbital route around outer London.

At the same time he cancelled a series of plans, most focussed on the East – like the Thames Gateway Bridge. The other projects cancelled were the Cross River Tram, the Croydon tramlink expansion, the Oxford Street tram, the East London transit , the Greenwich waterfront Transit and the Dagenham Rock DLR extension.

He also promises the creation of cycle hubs in the outer boroughs, and special dedicated cycling routes into central London; as well as to work more closely with outer London boroughs on improving orbital services.

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