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Caroline Pidgeon visits Deptford Cab Testing Centre

The testing centre for black cabs, based in Deptford, was visited this week by Caroline Pidgeon AM .

The centre on Blackhorse Road, just off Evelyn Street, undertakes emissions and other tests on London hackney cabs. It is one of just three centres in London that undertakes the intensive tests that all black cabs must pass to remain in operation. There are other centres which provide the tests for private hire vehicles (mini cabs).

Innovative folding bike hire scheme gets backing from Caroline Pidgeon

Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Transport Spokesperson, recently visited Waterloo Station to find out more about South West Train's new folding bike hire scheme for commuters.

The scheme, which is the very first organized by a rail network company, involves South West Trains joining forces with Brompton Bicycle to encourage passengers to cycle as part of their daily journey from home to work.

Caroline Pidgeon grills TfL over Dial-a-Ride

Caroline Pidgeon has been at the forefront of the examination of Dial-a-Ride's performance across London. Caroline has already asked extensive questions to the Mayor and is now ensuring further questions are raised through the London Assembly Transport Committee.

A recent Transport Committee meeting into the performance of Dial-a-Ride's service saw Caroline Pidgeon and other Transport Committee members questioning representatives from TfL, Unite and Transport for All, before giving the floor to around 30 Dial-a-Ride users who attended the meeting.

Stonebridge needs a better bus service

Caroline Pidgeon AM has joined Brent Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather and the local Liberal Democrats to campaign for better buses for Stonebridge particularly along Brentfield Road. The 206 and PR2 services which currently serve the area don’t run very often and sometimes don’t even turn up at all. With lots of people coming from outside of Stonebridge to visit the shops such as Ikea and Tesco as well as the world famous Swaminarayan Temple the current links are simply not good enough for local residents and those who use the Temple.

Local Liberal Democrat MP for Brent East Sarah Teather said “So many local people have told me how unhappy they are with our bus services especially on Brentfield Road. That is why I am urging local people to sign my petition to Transport for London calling for a better bus service for our area.”

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