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Someone must finally take responsibility for Crossrail chaos

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the announcement that Crossrail is projected to cost £400 to £650 million more than the funding already committed to the project, and with its expected opening date shifting further to sometime in 2021, said:

“For far too long Crossrail Limited has made key decisions behind closed doors.

The vehicle scrappage scheme should not just swap old cars for new cars

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the opening of the vehicle scrappage scheme today said:

“Getting the most polluting cars and motorcycles off our roads is very welcome, but the Mayor’s scheme falls short of what could be possible.

“Twenty-five million of public money is being spent on largely encouraging people to buy or rent new cars, when instead the money could have been spent on giving people a much wider range of options for travel.

An independent enquiry is needed into the Croydon tram tragedy

Caroline Pidgeon is continuing to press Transport for London to hold an independent enquiry into the 2016 tram crash in Croydon which killed 7 people and injured 62.

After the Deputy Mayor refused an enquiry, Caroline said:

“We still have a lot of questions for TfL to answer on its past record on safety issues and especially why it failed to share vital information while the investigations into the Sandilands tram crash were being undertaken.

Use the Silvertown Tunnel delay as an opportunity to rethink

As a legal wrangle between a contracting firm and Transport for London has delayed the start of the Silvertown Tunnel project, Caroline Pidgeon has called on the Mayor to use the delay as an opportunity to rethink this misguided scheme.

Caroline said:

"Both the mayor and TfL are now in the position where they have been blocked from awarding a major contract for the Silvertown road tunnel.

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