Plans to close ticket offices at 51 London Overground stations were unveiled last year, with TfL rail boss Jon Fox claiming the take-up of Oyster and contactless payment was “creating an opportunity to improve the way stations are managed and how staff serve customers.”
Transport for London have confirmed that a series of cuts to the bus network are to proceed, despite opposition from local politicians, passengers and the capital’s transport watchdog, London Travelwatch.
The agency has appointed Catalyst Housing to develop land at Canons Park, Rayners Lane and Stanmore Underground Stations and says that in addition to the new homes, the sites will also see improvements to the public realm, plus enhanced pedestrian and cycling connectivity.
MPs have expressed concern that Crossrail services could be delayed even beyond the hoped-for 2020 revised opening date, and questioned whether the additional £2.8bn in funding allocated to the scheme will be sufficient.
The homes will be built on existing TfL landholdings, including at Nine Elms, Hounslow West and Arnos Grove Tube stations, and the agency says the ‘Build to Rent’ partnership will deliver a minimum of 40 per cent affordable homes on each site.