The capital’s passenger watchdog says the Mayor and TfL should gain control of South Eastern rail services operating in London.
London’s passenger watchdog says the Mayor of London should have a greater role in setting National Rail fares. The call by London Travelwatch comes as train operators announced average fare increases of 6.2 per cent from January. Currently the Mayor, through Transport for London, sets the fares for the Tube, buses, DLR and London Overground […]
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says more than a hundred local rail stations would be refurbished to London Overground standards if Ministers agree to give him greater control of rail services. The London Overground was built out of the failing Silverlink franchise which was transferred to Transport for London in 2007. Investment in new trains, […]
The London Assembly has backed calls by Mayor Boris Johnson for Transport for London to take over Southeastern and West Anglia’s inner-suburban routes. Last month Assembly Members heard that TfL was hoping to secure control of, or input into, the franchises, providing commuters with a London Overground level of service. The Overground was built out […]
Transport for London is seeking control of at least 2 of London’s rail franchises, London Assembly members have been told. Isabel Dedring, vice chair of TfL and deputy mayor for transport, said they would be bidding later this year to take over the Anglia & Southeastern franchises. Both franchises will be awarded by the Department […]