Monthly update: Transport

The good news about suburban rail being transferred to TfL was somewhat dimmed by the news that Thameslink will not be moved over for another 5 years.

I am supporting a residents’ petition asking for the transfer to be brought forward immediately, which I urge you to support.

See also my letter to the Evening Standard on Thameslink.

I have also been pressing for the long overdue upgrade of Camden Town tube station: see Camden Town Station Capacity Upgrade and Step Free Access.

And the just published TfL Board paper.

The Regeneration Committee focussed on Crossrail and Crossrail 2. I particularly raised the possible impact on Somers Town – click here for the Crossrail presentation and my response to the consultation.

I have published details of Barnet and Camden’s Top Ten most dangerous TfL pedestrian crossings.Camden_Most dangerous crossing_ADismore

I am concerned about the implications of Hertsmere’s decision to cut funding for the TfL bus routes which provide a cross boundary service in Barnet and Hertsmere. I have raised this with TfL and plan to raise at Mayor’s Questions too.

Quite a few people have asked me about the private hire industry: TfL have published proposals for further regulation. TfL sets out plans to modernise and enhance London’s private hire industry.

This January saw yet further fares rises. If Labour wins the Mayoral election we will freeze fares in Camden and in Barnet.

If you have a sensory impairment and use TfL services, you may be interested in responding to this investigation.