London TravelWatch is asking passengers for their views on the closures and says it wants “as many passengers as possible” to take part in its online survey which opens today and runs until 11 October 2018.
Heidi Alexander, who joined Sadiq Khan’s team over the summer, also expressed concerns that Crossrail had too much autonomy and said the sponsors risked being blamed for decisions they had little or no influence over.
According to a recent document drawn up by MOPAC, the level of ANPR ‘reads’ (the taking of a picture) in London is set to rise from 12m to 21m per day over the next three years “chiefly due” to the expanded ULEZ and TfL’s need to install a further 67 cameras to enforce it.
The zone, which will see owners of polluting vehicles entering central London pay a daily fee, was first developed by former mayor Boris Johnson and was originally due to launch in September 2020.
Crossrail is to miss miss its original December opening date, with services now not expected to start until autumn 2019. A spokesperson for the project said the delay was necessary “to ensure a safe and reliable railway for customers from day one.”