Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is again seeking Mayoral support, in a letter to the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, for the Sutton Tramlink.
Tom Brake MP said:
"For years, I have been campaigning with my colleagues on Sutton Council to bring the tram to Sutton. Not only will the Sutton Link provide reliable transport for our area, it will also cut traffic pollution, create jobs, and connect residents to Merton and Central London.
"Mayor Khan’s support and influence is essential for delivering Tramlink. He must not go cold on the tram as he has done before. Rather, I urge him to throw his weight and Transport for London’s expertise behind the scheme."
Tom has been fighting for the tram to come to Sutton for years and firmly believes it will improve transport in the area.
Currently, Sutton has no tube stations and is served by a failing Southern Rail service. The Sutton Link will provide countless benefits to the community, including the creation of 10,000 new jobs, regeneration of Sutton Town Centre and a potential link to the London Cancer Hub.
In addition, the tram will improve air quality by providing an alternative means of transport to cars for many residents, an assessment that was recently supported by the Minister of State for Transport.