A £170M plan to extend the Croydon Tramlink in to Crystal Palace has been abandoned due to lack of funding.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson scrapped plans for trams to run from Harrington Road in Croydon through to Anerley and Crystal Palace.

The tram line currently travels as far as Beckenham and Elmers End.

Plans were dropped along with more than £3billion worth of other transport projects across the capital.

Instead money will be invested in improving the Tube, introducing a Routemaster bus, and the Crossrail project to build a railway across London.

The Mayor said: “We need to focus on the projects that deliver real benefits for Londoners, and let go of those that lack the funding for completion.

“At a time when Londoners are struggling it is our duty to get maximum bang for their buck and invest in fully funded schemes that we know can be delivered.”

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