Potential plans for a new multi-million pound route connecting Merton and Sutton have been revealed.

The Sutton Link has been in the works for four years now with the end goal to provide a "high-capacity route" for people travelling between the two boroughs.

More than 180 potential routes were looked at during the process and now TfL have narrowed it down to the final three options, which would either see a tram line or a bus rapid transit used.

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South Wimbledon to Sutton town centre

Writing about why the link is needed, TfL wrote the plans would "support the development of Sutton town centre, which is planned to create up to 5,000 homes and 2,000 new jobs by 2031, along with better public spaces and environments for walking and cycling."

"(It will also) support plans for Morden town centre, which aim to make it much more attractive for locals, workers and visitors to enjoy and to provide up to 1,800 new homes in the centre."

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Colliers Wood to Sutton town centre

The three potential routes leading out of Merton would leave from either Colliers Wood, Wimbledon town centre or South Wimbledon. They would all finish in Sutton town centre.

However this won't be happening for at least a few years with the earliest date that construction could start is in 2022, with services commencing not sooner than 2025.

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Wimbledon to Sutton town centre

If delivered as a tram service, the cost of these options is currently estimated to cost in the region of £425m, whereas BRT options for these routes are currently estimated to cost in the region of £275m.

TfL have said that the South Wimbledon and Colliers Wood options are the more practical, but are open to opinions.

Martin Whelton cabinet member for regeneration, housing and transport said: “We welcome Transport for London’s consultation on the Sutton Link which would provide a fast, reliable public transport options with Merton and to Sutton town centre.

"We encourage everybody who lives, works and studies in Merton to take part in this consultation.

"It’s your chance to let Transport for London know what’s best for supporting sustainable transport choices for our boroughs.”

The consultation period, where members of the public can voice their opinions of the options, is open until January 6.