Two of the largest characters in West London politics came together this morning to stand up to Mayor Ken Livingstone and his unpopular West London Tram scheme. Jason Stacey, leader of Ealing is photographed above with Councillor Stephen Greenhalgh, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham.
All three boroughs along the proposed route of the West London Tram are holding a summit this morning declaring war on the scheme. The councils, and most of the rest of us, fear that the tram – estimated to cost £1bn – will displace traffic onto residential streets, making life in West London a misery.
Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, said:
The tram is far too costly and the Uxbridge Road is far too narrow for this scheme to make any sense. Think about what could be achieved with £1bn: more police, better public services or a reduction is council tax: isn’t it a waste to throw all this money away on one white elephant transport scheme.
Residents, councillors and road users are all coming together to fight the Tram, we think its time that Ken Livingstone took notice.