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Thameslink on the Tube map is welcome – it should be a permanent change!

Commenting on Transport for London's decision to add Thameslink temporarily to the Tube Map during 2021, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“This is an incredibly welcome decision and should have been made months ago.

“It is a change that I have long advocated and it is good to see TfL finally listening.

“A line which offers a Tube-like service in so many respects should of course be on the Tube map.

We desperately need investment in our transport infrastructure

At the London Assembly's first ever online People's Question Time, Caroline discussed how to ensure London has world-class transport infrastructure.

We desperately need investment, particularly in our public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure. The Mayor of London must also finally cancel the £2bn polluting Silvertown Road Tunnel project under the Thames.

The Stratford-St Pancras line should be part of the zone system

Caroline Pidgeon has written to the Secretary of State for Transport asking for him to consider including the Southeastern route between Stratford International and St Pancras in the Travelcard Zoning System.

This would open up new travel routes to many in East London and reduce overcrowding, both now and as we recover from COVID-19.

Free travel for under 18s is a glimmer of hope, but the Government's childish games go on

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the news of a new funding deal between the Government and TfL, said:

“I am relieved that the foolish and damaging proposals to strip away free transport for under 18 year olds have finally been dropped.

“Young people are suffering enough and these proposals should never have even been considered. I congratulate everyone, and especially young people, who have fought so hard for these proposals to be dropped.

Putting Thameslink on the Tube map truly is a no-brainer

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, responding to the announcement by TfL Commissioner Andy Byford that Thameslink stations will be added to the Tube map by Christmas, said:

“This is an incredibly welcome decision and it is a change that I have long advocated.

“The TfL Commissioner is absolutely right to say the change is a no-brainer. A service which offers a Tube service in so many respects should of course be on the Tube map.

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