London-wide + Haringey stories

Gospel Oak to Barking: stop letting travellers down by passing the buck

Speaking to City AM, Caroline described her frustration at the poor service on the Gospel Oak to Barking line, and the repeated delays in introducing electric trains to replace the unreliable diesel trains that currently run.

"Users of this line have been badly let down.

"The continual excuses and passing of the buck between TfL, Network Rail and the train manufacturer are a perfect case study of everything that is wrong with our railway industry.

Meeting Highgate community groups

Caroline had a productive meeting with the Highgate Society and other local community groups, along with the Mayor's cycling commissioner Will Norman, to discuss cycling routes and liveable neighbourhoods in Highgate and Archway.

Barking-Gospel Oak Line work has gone seriously wrong

The electrification of the Barking to Gospel Oak Overground line has been delayed once again, and could now take until the end of 2017.

Caroline Pidgeon told the Evening Standard:

“Between TfL and NR something has gone seriously wrong with the electrification of the line.

"This has been increasingly clear for many months. Passengers were promised a year ago that the upgrade work would be finally completed by the end of June 2017.

Network Rail and TfL need to explain further disruption for Gospel Oak-Barking passengers

As Transport for London announced that the London Overground line between Gospel Oak and Barking will now reopen to passengers on Monday 27 February, but that the installation of all of the overhead wires has not been completed on time and more work is required, Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, criticised the way the work has been executed and communicated:

“The fault for these delays rests with some appalling errors made by Network Rail, who have many questions to now answer.

Helping the team in Haringey

Caroline Pidgeon AM was delighted to support Karen Alexander in the recent Harringay ward by-election in Haringey borough.

Karen was a fantastic Councillor previously for the area and Caroline worked closely with her on transport issues.

Caroline joined Lib Dem councillors and campaigners on the doors to support Karen on 28th July.

Knocking on Doors in Haringey on Eve of Poll

Caroline joined the Haringey Lib Dems out on the door steps on eve of poll. They were joined by Lib Dem London Assembly candidate Dawn Barnes and Baroness (Claire) Tyler of Enfield.

They had a great response from local residents who were very keen to talk about the Mayoral and London Assembly elections, and there was a lot of support for Caroline’s Half Price Fares before Half Past Seven campaign.

Out and about in Haringey

Caroline Pidgeon went out campaigning with local Lib Dem campaigners in Crouch End to speak to local residents. She was joined by local London Assembly Lib Dem candidate for Enfield and Haringey Nicholas da Costa and campaigner Dawn Barnes. They received a great response on the doorstep.

Campaigning to save Muswell Hill Library

Caroline Pidgeon has been in Haringey to meet with local Liberal Democrat councillors who have uncovered a report that reveals the Labour-run council are considering moving Muswell Hill Library to a new location with library space taken up by customer services.

The Lib Dems are campaigning to keep Muswell Hill Library in the current historic, listed building in the heart of Muswell Hill.

Campaigning in Haringey

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local councillors and Assembly Candidate Dawn Barnes in Haringey on Friday 22nd January looking at a number of issues in the Borough.

From campaigning to save local pubs, libraries and post offices to supporting Caroline's campaign for half price fares by 7.30am, the team went out and about talking to local residents.