Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson at the London Assembly, today presented the Mayor with a petition calling for Piccadilly Line tube trains to stop at Turnham Green station throughout the day, and not just at peak times.
Caroline says: “It’s totally unfair people living near Turnham Green can’t use the Piccadilly Line during the day. London is a modern, 21st century city and Londoners need a modern, 21st century underground service.”
The 622 strong petition was collected and given to Caroline by Ealing councillor Gary Malcolm who has been campaigning on the issue for some time.
Cllr Malcolm says: “A huge number of residents will benefit if the Piccadilly Line tube is scheduled to stop at Turnham Green tube throughout the day and not just in the morning and evenings.
“When the Liberal Democrats knocked on doors or were handing out leaflets outside the tube station we had great support from residents.”
London Underground has previously said a throughout the day service on the Piccadilly Line at Turnham Green is not feasible as the signalling system cannot cope with an extra stop on what is already an at-capacity service.
Caroline says: “I feel this is an important issue for people in Ealing and so I am more than happy to lend my support to the campaign. I look forward to hearing what the Mayor has to say on the issue and for him to find a way forward on this.”