LCCI react to delayed opening for the Silvertown Tunnel

Friday 31 May 2019

London needs more river crossings, especially east of Tower Bridge, as East London continues to grow rapidly.  So yesterday's announcement of a further year's delay to the Silvertown Tunnel is unwelcome.

David Frost, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive, said:

“LCCI welcomed the commitment to building the Silvertown Tunnel, but we and businesses can’t welcome the opening being delayed a further year to 2025.

There are too many delayed TfL infrastructure projects in the capital at present - something that was rightly scrutinised by the London Assembly recently.

This late major project delivery has to stop. Businesses and residents make investment decisions based upon project timelines and Silvertown is yet another major scheme failing to be delivered on time.”

ENDS

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Steven Reilly-Hii
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NOTES TO EDITOR:

  1. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital’s most representative business organisation, with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs and sole traders. David Frost is available for interview and further comment.