Campaigning in Sutton

Caroline joined local Lib Dem Councillors and Tom Brake MP on Saturday 18th May to collect signatures from local people against the proposed closure of St Heliers A&E and maternity services, and to campaign on some key transport issues in the area.

Give us back our night bus
The loss of the N213 night bus has had a real impact on people in Carshalton and Wallington. Local Lib Dems are calling on TfL as part of their review of bus routes to look to reintroduce a night bus service in Carshalton and Wallington by converting the existing 154 route into a 24 hour service.

The gap between the last and first bus is only 4 hours, so a half hourly service during these hours would not require too many additional journeys. Timetabling an extended route to connect the N155 at Morden and N44 at Rosehill would also improve connections for those returning back from Central London.

”It is really important for people who work late at night or who want to go out late, have a decent night bus service to get them home safely” commented Caroline.

Success to keep through trains on the Wimbledon Loop
Caroline also joined the team at Carshalton station and discussed the success of the local campaign to save the train services from Carshalton and other stations on the loop through the centre of London and to St Pancras and beyond. These were threatened by the new Thameslink timetable.