Campaign for river crossings

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and Newham Council have begun a major campaign for two new river crossings between East and South East London.

Fixed new river crossings vitally needed

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and Newham Council have begun a major campaign for vitally needed fixed river crossings between East and South East London.

Both authorities firmly believe that building a new tunnel between Greenwich Peninsula and Silvertown, and a new bridge at Gallions Reach between Beckton and Thamesmead will provide the only viable long term solution to a problem which has long held back economic growth in this part of London.

A bridge at Gallions Reach would improve accessibility to more than 40 sites either side of the river, transforming their development prospects and creating around 20,000 jobs.

Renewed campaign for new river crossings

A view of Canary Wharf on the River Thames, 2012. Credit: REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and Newham Council have begun a major campaign for two new river crossings between East and South East London.

They are calling for a new tunnel between Greenwich Peninsula and Silvertown, and a new bridge at Gallions Reach between Beckton and Thamesmead.

Both authorities say the crossings would promote economic growth in the area, as well as relieve traffic congestion.

Transport for London are consulting on the river crossings package with the consultation running until 1 February 2013.

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