Four new routes a tram link between Sutton and Wimbledon could take have been revealed - and you can have your say on them.

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Sutton and Merton Councils have come up with plans to extend Tramlink to connect Sutton with South Wimbledon Station. 

The long-running ambition has been to have a straight link between Sutton town centre and South Wimbledon underground station going via the St Nicholas Way, Angel Hill, Rosehill, St Helier Avenue, Morden underground station and Morden Road.

But now the councils have come up with four adjusted proposals, one of which would remove a direct link to St Helier Hospital and another would take the route straight through the pedestrianised section of Sutton High Street.

Neighbours and businesses have been invited to tell  the councils what they think of the proposals at a series of events coming up next month.

Councillor Colin Hall said: "An extension to the Tramlink could provide quicker and cleaner public transport links for Sutton as well as boosting local business and creating jobs.

"This would of course be a major development and it is important that our residents have their say on the proposed extension. Their views will be shared with Transport for London before deciding the next steps."

Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge added: "An extension to Tramlink, connecting a significant area of the borough to the major transport hubs of Wimbledon and Sutton could provide quick, easy and clean public transport for many people.

"We want to hear from residents and businesses about what they think of the proposals. We will then ensure that residents’ views are shared with TfL and taken into account in deciding on where a Tramlink extension would go.

"Our preferred route would run mainly on-road between the existing Morden Road tram stop, along Morden Hall Road, St Helier Avenue, up to Rose Hill and on to Sutton town centre."

Sutton Council has come up with two proposals and Merton Council has done the same. Sutton's two proposals are the removal of the direct link to the hospital, which would cut journey times, costs and traffic disruption, and taking the route directly along the High Street, which would also cut costs but would affect the shopping area.

Merton's two suggestions are linking the tram route to South Wimbledon station, which would add costs, and taking the route through Nursery Road playing fields and Abbey Recreation Ground, which would be less expensive but would impact on open space.

The scheme is dependent on Sutton Council and Sutton businesses coming up with a funding programme that would attract matched funding from Transport for London. Other areas, including Crystal Palace, are also bidding for funding to extend the Tramlink, which already serves Croydon and part of Merton.

The consultation events will take place on Thursday, July 31, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm at Merton Civic Centre in London Road, on Saturday, August 2, from 10am to 1pm at the David Weir Leisure Centre in Middleton Road, Carshalton, on Wednesday, August 6, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm at Sutton Civic Centre in St Nicholas Way and on Thursday, August 7, from 10am to 1pm at Sutton Salvation Army Church and Community Centre in Benhill Avenue.