Sutton Link: Route Option 2 – Colliers Wood to Sutton town centre

Closes 6 Jan 2019

Opened 31 Oct 2018

Overview

Route Option 2 – Colliers Wood to Sutton town centre

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

Figure 3 – Route Option 2 – Colliers Wood to Sutton town centre

Route Option 2 – Colliers Wood to Sutton town centrePros:

  • Quick journey time (around 21 minutes between Colliers Wood and Sutton town centre compared to 37 minutes today)
  • Interchange with the Northern line at Colliers Wood for connections to central London
  • Fewer engineering constraints on connecting to the existing London Trams network at Belgrave Walk (if delivered as a tram extension)
  • Most effective option for improving the public transport network in less well connected areas, such as Belgrave Walk, and improves public transport at St Helier Avenue, Rosehill, Angel Hill and Sutton North
  • Interchange with Sutton National Rail station
  • Easier to provide a connection for a direct tram service from Sutton to Wimbledon than option 1

Cons:

  • No direct access to Morden town centre (approximately 800 metres walk)
  • Less opportunity to separate vehicles from general traffic (particularly along Morden Road and Church Road)
  • Some negative impacts on open space in Rosehill Park West, and likely to affect more commercial properties than other options, primarily at Belgrave Walk
  • Disruption to road and bus users during construction
  • 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 2 is available in Factsheet No.2 – Route Option 2 – Colliers Wood to Sutton town centre (PDF 456KB)

Areas

  • Merton
  • Sutton

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Buses
  • Trams