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Visiting the Crossrail scheme development

Caroline Pidgeon visited the Crossrail development at Paddingtion as part of a London Assembly Transport Committee site visit. Caroline witnessed a new station box being fitted out and walked down the tunnels in development to look at the progress. The engineering is very impressive and the scheme is currently on schedule.

Step free access stalled at Whitton station due to poor project management

Caroline Pidgeon joined local Lib Dem Richmond Councillor Piers Allen at Whitton Station. The step free access works here have been significantly delayed due to poor project management. The works ceased due to line closures as they could not get a crane in place to carry on the works.

Campaigning for ‘Half Price by Half Seven’ fares in Brent

Caroline Pidgeon joined the Lib Dem team in Willesden Green, including the local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Brent and Harrow Anton Georgiou, to promote the half price by half seven fares.

Caroline said:

“This fare scheme would help many people in Brent who may have to work unsocial hours.

Campaigning in Merton

Caroline Pidgeon went out campaigning in Merton with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett. They spent time knocking on doors with a petition for step-free access at Raynes Park, and then went on to Wimbledon to speak with local people about Crossrail 2.

Caroline said about the project:

Banning HGVs at peak times will make the roads safer for everyone

Liberal Democrat London Mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon has launched a campaign calling for all HGVs and construction vehicles to be banned from central London at peak hours.

The measure is aimed at improving road safety, particularly for cyclists, and reducing freight traffic on London's roads.

Caroline is also calling on everyone working in the construction industry to adopt standards including direct vision lorry cabs, and the confidential reporting of bad practice.

Make Upminster station accessible for everyone

Caroline Pidgeon has given her strong support to local campaigners calling for full disabled access at Upminster station.

Caroline said:

“The London Overground is a vital part of London’s transport network and it is vital that no one is denied access to it.

“Providing step free access to platform six at Upminster station would not just benefit disabled people but many other people as well, including parents with prams.

Streatham needs a Crossrail 2 station

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Streatham Liberal Democrats and local Assembly candidate Michael Bukola out campaigning for Streatham to be included on the new Crossrail 2 underground line.

Caroline joined the team and discussed the issue with local residents. It is clear the old Morrison's site would be perfect for any new station.

"Streatham has missed out on improvements to public transport. It is important the a new line such as Crossrail 2 has a stop in Streatham", commented Caroline.

Lib Dems arrange a tube demo to persuade TFL to upgrade the Piccadilly Line

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate, held a demo outside Turnham Green tube station with local councillors and residents to get TFL to upgrade the Piccadilly Line signal sooner. This would mean that tubes could stop there throughout the day (usually only the District line stops there).

Caroline said:

Making London a truly cycling city

On 8th February, Caroline visited British Cycling - the governing body for cycle racing - and spent time with Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Boardman discussing cycling and how Liberal Democrats plan to make London a truly Cycling City.

Caroline said:

Alarming increase in tube delays due to overcrowding must be reversed

Tube delays caused by overcrowding have soared in the last two years new figures obtained by Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson have revealed.

Caroline Pidgeon, commenting on the figures she obtained from the Mayor of London said:

“These figures demonstrate that improvements to the Tube are in some cases not even keeping up with the rising demand for travel created by London’s booming population and record number of tourists.


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