Merton short-listed for record six transport awards

Merton Council has been short-listed for six London Transport Awards – the highest number of any London council.

The council’s landmark improvements in Wimbledon have been recognised for quality design and workmanship. The town centre is now more open, with wider pavements, brand new seating and clear signage. Other additions include better lighting as well as new cycle lanes and cycle stands.

The refurbished Wimbledon Station forecourt has put Wimbledon mainline station in line for the Rail Station of the Year award.

Improvements Merton Council has made to the South Wimbledon Business Area are also being recognised for excellence. These include better quality footpaths, landscaped public open space and new loading bays for the businesses.

Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge said: “Being short listed for so many awards is testament to the dedication of the council and its partners Transport for London and FM Conway, Network Rail and South West Trains. We have all worked together to create a new and more attractive Wimbledon. In short, we have made Wimbledon a destination to be proud of.”

Chief Operating Officer of the council’s contractor, FM Conway, Andrew Hansen, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards. Delivering this flagship project alongside Merton Council has allowed us to showcase our expertise in urban regeneration schemes and the completed works are a great partnership achievement.”