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Time for Southern Rail to come clean over its emergency timetable

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on the Mayor’s call for TfL to take immediate charge of the failing Govia Thamelink Railway Southern franchise, said:

“As a daily user of Sothern Rail I am painfully aware of its appalling service that has been provided over many months.

“Fundamental errors have been made in terms of planning by its senior management.

“The permanent solution must be stripping out much of the franchise from Govia and running it by London Overground.

Radical measures to tackle air pollution cannot come soon enough

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting ahead of the Mayor’s launch of proposals to clean up London’s toxic air which are being announced on the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Clean Air Act said:

“Radical measures to tackle air pollution cannot come soon enough in London.”

By-election campaigning in Bexley

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Bexley Lib Dems and "20's Plenty" campaigners on Sunday 26th June to support by-election candidate Simone Reynolds.

The team knocked on doors ‎and spoke to many residents concerned about the speed of vehicles on local residential streets and next to local schools.

Mini zebra crossing trial to make cycle lane crossings safer

Responding to a question from Caroline Pidgeon expressing concern for the safety of pensioners and disabled people, the Mayor has announced that TfL will trial "mini-zebra crossings" on cycle routes that bypass bus stops.

Read more at the SE1 community website.

London must be given more say over how its taxes are spent

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on Sadiq Khan’s speech today calling on the capital to be given more powers over how it spends the money it makes said:

“I stand shoulder to shoulder with the Mayor in his call for more devolution of powers to London and most importantly greater say over how taxes raised in the capital are spent.

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