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101 police line keeps too many Londoners waiting on the phone

Figures showing the lengthy wait many Londoners face in attempting to contact the 101 police non-emergency line have been revealed by Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member.

Caroline's questions to the Mayor revealed that in 2017:

  • Almost one million Londoners simply gave up seeking to get through to the 101 telephone line
  • The average time during 2017 to get through was 4 minutes and 4 seconds, although in June 2017 it soared to 8 minutes and 20 seconds

Elizabeth Line fare announcement is a powerful reminder of why more services should be run by TfL

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the announcement that Elizabeth Line pay as you go fares in central London will be the same as the equivalent Tube fares, said:

"While today’s announcement is merely a confirmation of very long standing pledges made on fares for this line it is nonetheless a powerful reminder of the benefits of train services being run by Transport for London.

Important milestone as TfL agree to examine Bricklayers' Arms tube proposal

Transport for London have announced they will now consider building a station at Bricklayers' Arms, as part of the project to extend the Bakerloo Line. While other stations, such as between New Cross Gate and Lewisham, were definitely ruled out, Bricklayers' Arms was explicitly highlighted as a seriously considered option.

Campaigning on the Isle of Dogs

Caroline joined Tower Hamlets Lib Dems on 3rd March to get out and about and talk to Isle of Dogs residents ahead of May's local elections.

A real local problem is the low water pressure, which gets worse as the council approves more and more developments without the issue being addressed. Caroline and the team are raising the issue with Thames Water.

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