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Out and about in Twickenham

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Vince Cable MP, Cllr Stephen Knight AM, Baroness Dee Doocey, Lord Monroe Palmer and many other Lib Dem Councillors and activists out and about in Twickenham on Saturday 6th December.

Caroline joined Vince knocking on doors, talking to local residents about key issues that are affecting them. Transport, Housing and jobs were the key issues that were raised and discussed.

Major works at London Bridge Station

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Carshalton and Wallington Lib Dem MP Tom Brake to visit London Bridge Station in December to see the redevelopment plans for the station. London Bridge Station is being completely rebuilt as part of the £6.5bn government-sponsored Thameslink Programme.

One of Britain’s biggest station infrastructure projects will bring nine 'through' platforms and six terminating platforms in the future. This will mean more trains to more destinations including a connection to Crossrail services at Farringdon providing links across and beyond London in all directions.

Making the South Circular safer for pedestrians

Last July saw a 13 year-old schoolgirl killed on Brownhill Road, which is part of the South Circular that runs through Catford.

Local residents have long faced difficulty crossing at many parts of this road and following the pedestrian death last Summer local residents have been campaigning hard for safer crossings.

The tube is delayed 170 times a year due to overcrowding

As a Freedom of Information request revealed that the Tube averages 170 delays per year due to overcrowding, Caroline Pidgeon told the LondonLovesBusiness website:

“While there has been some reduction in Tube delays in the last few years it is a real concern that delays caused by overcrowded trains remain so high, especially on the Jubilee Line.

“These figures provide a powerful case for further increasing the frequency of trains on this line in particular.”

Another year of misery for London commuters

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the 2015 TfL fare rises coming into implementation from Friday 2nd January, said:

"Despite a Treasury grant to help keep fares down the harsh reality is that the Mayor and Transport for London are still hiking fares up in general by 2.5 per cent this year.


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