The cost of Silvertown Tunnel’s contract has risen by £200 million since November to £1.2 billion.
The new number was revealed in a contract award notice published on 9th March after Green Party member Sian Berry questioned TfL.
In recent weeks we’ve once again seen supporters claim the tunnel eases congestion. While that may be the case initially northbound, southbound is a whole different story.
When the issue of 30 per cent extra traffic heading southbound onto existing roads in Greenwich borough – according to TfL themselves – which already see miles of afternoon queues, there is silence.
Not a single supporter has ever answered a question on this, and I’ve asked dozens. Some seem completely unaware, including those in positions of power, or others simply skirt around it and onto another issue. But its a crucial issue for the road network in south east London and Greenwich borough. If it causes widespread congestion as TfL themselves predict, good luck getting more people onto buses – which is another key claim of the tunnel.