Transport articles

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.

Broken promises on outer London bus services

Caroline Pidgeon shared the frustration of outer London residents that Transport for London's promised review of their bus services will now take five years to complete.

Caroline said:

“The Mayor and TfL have always defended cutting bus services in central London on the grounds that buses will be redeployed to outer London.

“It now seems that only part of that deal is being honoured – that of cutting bus services in central London.

Shameful that no senior person has taken responsibility for Crossrail's failures

As the London Assembly Transport Committee published its report into the handling of the long-delayed Crossrail project, committee chair Caroline Pidgeon said:

“It is a complete tragedy that one of the most highly anticipated engineering projects the world has ever seen has found itself in a mess of overspending, mismanagement and an embarrassingly long delay.

Pages

Subscribe to Transport articles