News Archive

Despite big investment, fewer people are using public transport to get to London’s airports

18 January 2019 | Public

Published on 18 January 2019
London TravelWatch has called for action to halt the declining proportion of passengers using public transport to get to Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports. Today’s report, Way to go: ...
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Watchdog reacts after passengers in London and the commuter belt are hit with 3.1% January fares increase

02 January 2019 | Public

Published on 02 January 2019
Reacting to today's average National Rail fares increase of 3.1%, London TravelWatch Chief Executive Janet Cooke commented: 'Today's fares rise at a time of poor and declining performance, ...
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Action needed to tackle falling bus speeds

21 December 2018 | Public

Published on 21 December 2018
London’s transport watchdog today expressed alarm at forecasts in TfL’s latest business plan that bus speeds will decline even further than they had previously anticipated. This means ...
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Act now to beat fare increases says passenger watchdog

21 December 2018 | Public

Published on 21 December 2018
London TravelWatch is urging passengers to renew their season tickets before Wednesday 2 January 2019 to avoid this year’s price rises.  The passenger watchdog also reminds passengers ...
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Watchdog secures big win for passengers as best kept secrets are revealed on London’s rail and Tube map

05 December 2018 | Public

Published on 05 December 2018
London passengers are now easily able to see which stations are linked by just a short walk for the first time on the new London rail and Tube map. The latest version, published today, can help ...
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Letter to Arriva Rail London about their proposals to close 51 ticket offices

21 December 2018 | Public

Published on 21 December 2018
At a Board meeting on 20 November, the London TravelWatch Board considered an application by Arriva Rail London Ltd to close 51 London Overground ticket offices. London TravelWatch has ...
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London TravelWatch Christmas Office closure 2018

14 December 2018 | Public

Published on 14 December 2018
Please note that the London TravelWatch offices will close for the Christmas and new year period on Monday 24 December 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019.  Our website, ...
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Travel advice over Christmas and the New Year

12 December 2018 | Public

Published on 12 December 2018
There are a number of big engineering projects occurring over the Christmas period. London TravelWatch has put together some advice for people travelling over Christmas and New Year.   Please ...
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Fares unfairness has to stop now warns passenger watchdog after January fares increases are confirmed

30 November 2018 | Public

Published on 30 November 2018
Responding to today’s National Rail rail fares announcement, London TravelWatch Chief Executive, Janet Cooke commented: 'The confirmation that fares will rise by an average of 3.1% at a time ...
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3rd Ruth Thompson memorial lecture on road pricing proves a great success

08 November 2018 | Public

Published on 08 November 2018
We were delighted to welcome 50 attendees from a wide range of organisations to our third annual Ruth Thompson memorial lecture on Monday 5 November. An audience which included transport experts, ...
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