Transport and HS2 report from City Hall, June 2016

The Mayor has appointed Val Shawcross (formerly a long serving Assembly Member and chair of Transport Committee) as deputy Mayor for Transport. Val’s confirmation hearing was successful.

Having lodged a petition against the HS2 Bill in the House of Lords, I have been informed that HS2 are challenging my right to object. There will be a hearing soon at which the Lords Committee will decide if my petition can stand or not.

In the meantime, I used my question at the Assembly Transport Plenary session with the Mayor and Transport Commissioner to raise the issue of HS2.

I thought the Mayor’s answer was helpful and I am trying to negotiate an early date for him to visit Euston to see for himself. I also tabled written questions which can be seen here

I welcomed the Mayor’s early announcement of the hoppa bus ticket, enabling passengers to change buses once for the same fare, as the first step to a multi-transfer fare to come, when the technology has been set up for it.