Blackwall Tunnel to see southbound traffic closures in March and April

Transport for London has advised drivers that the Blackwall Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic across the weekends of 23-25 March and 13-15 April to help support carriageway works on the northbound Blackwall Tunnel approach. The new closure will follow the previously announced southbound closure across the weekend of 24-26 February. It explains the […]

Blackwall Tunnel part-shut this weekend

Transport for London says the Blackwall Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic from the early hours of Saturday until 5am Monday to help support works to the northbound carriageway on the northbound Blackwall Tunnel approach. The works, which follow the successful completion of southbound carriageway works to allow for the final road configuration for […]

TfL warns drivers of forthcoming closures of southbound Blackwall Tunnel

Transport for London is warning drivers that the Blackwall Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic across the weekends of 30 September – 2 October and 7-9 October. TfL says the works, which are linked to the Silvertown Tunnel construction, will the enable the completion of the realignment of the southbound carriageway, which will carry […]

TfL confirms Blackwall Tunnel toll plans

Transport for London has confirmed long-expected plans to charge drivers to use the Blackwall Tunnel as part of a wider tolling scheme involving the Silvertown Tunnel crossing. The Blackwall Tunnel has been free since it was opened in 1897 but a TfL spokesman has confirmed that, once the Silvertown Tunnel opens drivers must pay to […]

London Silvertown tunnel works are now complete, says TfL

The boring beneath the Thames to form the Silvertown Tunnel has been completed, Transport for London (TfL) has said. Due to open in 2025, the 1.4km river crossing will link Silvertown, in Newham, with the Greenwich Peninsula. The project has received criticism, with opponents arguing it will increase emissions in the area, reports the BBC. […]

TfL launches consultation on new cross-river cycling services for Silvertown Tunnel

Mayor and TfL committed to providing cross-river cycling service as part of the planning for the Silvertown Tunnel Proposals include a new ‘cycle shuttle bus’ service to help cyclists with a range of different designs of bike to cross the river and safely travel from the Greenwich Peninsula to Canary Wharf and Silvertown Proposed service […]

Transport campaigner calls for Silvertown Tunnel to be scrapped

The transport writer and campaigner Christian Wolmar is calling on London’s Mayor to scrap the Silvertown Tunnel scheme, in order for him to win the next Mayoral election. Writing on the website Labour List, Mr Wolmar comments that a change in voting rules, based on a first-past-the-post system would mean that Green Party voters who […]

TfL launches virtual Silvertown Tunnel exhibition

Transport for London has launched a new virtual public exhibition about the Silvertown Tunnel project, including new CGI images showing what the fully accessible walking and cycling bridge across the A102 Blackwall Tunnel Approach Road will look like once complete. The new bridge has been designed to provide a safe and easily accessible crossing for […]

Khan pushing ahead with Silvertown Tunnel project

Mayor Sadiq Khan is pushing ahead with construction plans for the Silvertown Tunnel in London’s East End after campaigners called for it to be scrapped on environmental grounds. London financial paper City AM reports construction of the £2bn is underway and will continue, with completion set for 2025. It will connect the Royal Docks precinct […]

Labour members in London vote to cancel Silvertown Tunnel

One of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s flagship transport plans is being opposed by his own party in the capital. The Labour London conference has voted 74%-26% in favour of a motion to cancel the Silvertown Tunnel project despite construction only just getting underway. MyLondon reports that the motion was brought forward by local branches of […]


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