Sutton Link: Route Option 1 – South Wimbledon to Sutton town centre

Closes 6 Jan 2019

Opened 31 Oct 2018

Overview

Route Option 1 – South Wimbledon to Sutton town centre

A street-based route from South Wimbledon to Sutton town centre via Morden and Rosehill. It would interchange with the existing London Trams network at Morden Road tram stop and with the Northern line at South Wimbledon and Morden.  A tram or BRT service would be suitable for this route.

Figure 2 – Route Option 1 – South Wimbledon to Sutton town centre

Route Option 1 – South Wimbledon to Sutton town centre

Pros:

  • Quick journey time (around 19 minutes between South Wimbledon and Sutton town centre compared to 35 minutes today)
  • Interchange with the Northern line at South Wimbledon and Morden for connections to central London
  • Serves both Morden and Sutton town centres effectively, improving public transport access to existing communities and new developments
  • Interchange with Sutton National Rail station
  • Improves public transport to less well served areas such as St Helier Avenue, Rosehill, Angel Hill and Sutton North
  • Potential for the tram option to connect directly with the existing tram network

Cons:

  • Challenging to construct a connection to the existing London Trams network at Morden Road (if delivered as a tram extension rather than a BRT service)
  • Some negative impacts on parks and open space at Rosehill Park West and Nelson Gardens, whilst impacting some commercial properties on Morden Road
  • Disruption to road and bus users during construction
  • Most difficult to provide a direct tram service from Sutton to Wimbledon station in the long term because of difficulty of construction at Morden Road tram stop
  • Priority at junctions for tram or BRT services will result in longer journey times for some road users

This route option has the potential for a loop to serve St Helier Hospital directly, but more work is required to explore whether this can be provided.

Further information on Route Option 1 is available in Factsheet No.1 – Route Option 1 – South Wimbledon to Sutton town centre (PDF 457KB)

Areas

  • Merton
  • Sutton

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Buses
  • Trams