Clive has met with the head of DLR to discuss the options for bringing the DLR to Eltham, asking them to consider Eltham when they formulate their future programme.
There are no current proposals to bring the DLR to Eltham, but Clive is asking for this possibility not to be ignored. DLR said that this is something they would like to do, but like everything else there are cost implications. For example; the DLR will reach Woolwich in early 2009. The pictures to the right shows Clive with London Mayor Ken Livingstone and government ministers at the cemony to mark the begining of the work in Woolwich.
To bring the DLR from Woolwich to Eltham would require a tunnel which immediately adds to the cost.
DLR bosses would like to bring the service to Greenwich Peninsular. Clive pointed out to them that if this were to happen then it might be possible to run a service above the A102 to Eltham. Many other major cities have introduced light rail and monorail systems along urban motorways.
Clive added “I know that these proposals are not in any current plans, but we must take this opportunity to put Eltham and Plumstead on the map. We need to look seriously at these issues if we are to tackle traffic congestion and protect the environment”.