Seeking to persuade Londoners that he still has work to do if elected for a third term Ken Livingstone yesterday vowed to “transform” overground rail services in the capital.
Mr Livingstone was keen to point out that many of the initiatives he claims credit for elsewhere on the transport network such as Oyster cards had only recently become available to rail users.
The Mayor said “Since we took responsibility for London Overground in November, we have delivered for passengers with increased safety in stations that are staffed all the time they are open, travellers are able to use Oyster cards for all journeys, and services start earlier and finish later across the network.”
Holding out the prospect of more to come Livingstone vowed that recent changes were “just the start” adding “Over the next four years we will deliver a radical revitalisation of London’s overground services. My manifesto sets out a £1.4bn programme of investment, including fitting all stations with high quality CCTV, better lighting, more help-points and all covered by dedicated transport policing.”