Public Transport

A campaign against reductions in bus services in London has been launched by the London TravelWatch Bus Alliance, with as lead organisation London TravelWatch, the official watchdog organisation representing the interests of transport users in and around the capital.

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The Campaign for Better Transport has launched a new campaign aimed at increasing government support for improved public transport.

The London Assembly member for Enfield & Haringey is urging Govia Thameslink Railway to restore the frequencies of train services running through Palmers Green to their pre-February 2021 levels sooner than the currently proposed date of May 2022. She is also keen for the train operating company to eventually deliver the full 'turn-up-and-go' service (six trains an hour off-peak) that was promised five years ago.

The line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate will be one of the first parts of the UK rail network to be converted to a new signalling system, but this will require five weekend closures this summer, starting this coming Saturday and Sunday, when trains will be diverted into Kings Cross. The upgrade will make it technically possible to run more trains on the line, but radical timetable improvements are probably a long way off - it looks like we will have to wait until May next year just to have our previous four trains an hour offpeak service restored.

Take a virtual ride in the driver's seat along the new 456 bus route, which starts on 13th March, running from the North Middlesex Hospital in the south to Crews Hill in the north via Silver Street, Firs Lane, Farm Road, Station Road, Winchmore Hill Green, Worlds End, Enfield Town and Willow Road.

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With effect from 22nd February services on the Great Northern Metro will be drastically reduced. Between Moorgate and Palmers Green trains will run at 15 minute intervals in peak hours and half hourly at other times..

A recent publication by the Partnership for Young London reports the findings of research into how the suspension of free travel for under-18s is likely to affect young Londoners. The report forms part of the evidence base behind the Child Poverty Action Group's Don't Zap the Zip campaign.

A recording of a Zoom session run by the Centre for London to explore the impact of Londoners' changing travel habits on recovery and consider the emerging picture for future mobility. Participants include Sashi Verma, Director of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer Transport for London.

The Child Poverty Action Group has launched a campaign to keep travel on London transport free for under-18s.

A postgraduate student at UCL is carrying out a survey of people's feelings towards using public transport during the coronavirus pandemic and afterwards

A minister in the Department for Transport has given the go-head for the next stage of work on the possible devolution of Great Northern Inner Suburban rail services to Transport for London.

New restrictions on free travel for older people will come into force on 15th June and will apply to the morning peak only. Touching in is to be reintroduced across all bus routes. The maximum number of passengers per bus will be 20 (double deck), 10 (larger single deck), or 6 (smaller single deck). All passengers are reminded to only use public transport if absolutely essential and maintain two metres social distancing wherever possible.

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