Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Transport Spokesperson, made an early morning visit to Addiscombe’s tram stop to take part in an extensive survey of tram users that local Croydon Liberal Democrats are now conducting.
Caroline was invited by Stephen Dering, the Liberal Democrat Croydon Central parliamentary candidate, to the launch of the survey, which started early this week. The survey is seeking to find out people’s views on a wide range of issues relating to the whole tram network.
Caroline, who is vice chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, said:
"This is an important survey. The views of tram users really matter. This survey is a key way of ensuring that concerns of tram users are heard by Transport for London and that improvements are made."
Following the visit Caroline said:
"It was quite clear many commuters are not able to get onto trams in rush hour due to severe overcrowding. Some people waited for a tram or two and then left to use the bus as they could not squeeze on. Other issues I witnessed included a high amount of litter and the poor quality of the tram stop environment.
"I will ensure that the full results from the survey are presented to Transport for London and the Mayor."