The new tunnel will create a new and improved transport experience for the residents and commuters of East London, and improve reliability of the wider road network in this part of London. In addition over the past 30 years East London has seen significant population growth, this new tunnel will help deliver a vital piece of infrastructure to prepare for London’s future population growth and relieve chronic congestion and poor air quality around the Blackwall tunnel.
Mark Bradshaw, Head of Infrastructure Projects, Europe & Americas, Macquarie Capital
The Silvertown project will deliver cross-river connections, with an additional two bus lanes added in both directions, increasing public transport by up to 37 buses an hour in each direction. Improving accessibility between London is expected to increase public transport usage by 30% resulting in less congestion and increasing quality of air. The Riverlinx consortium is committed to improving the existing urban environment either side of the river, enhancing public spaces and promoting more walking and cycling.
Expected to increase public transport usage by up to 30%
Expected to relieve congestion on the 122 year old BlackWall Tunnel and improve traffic conditions
The tunnel will support future population growth