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Watchdog urges action following report on fatal tram accident

07 December 2017 | Public

Published on 07 December 2017
London TravelWatch was deeply shocked and saddened that seven people were killed and 51 seriously injured when a tram derailed at Sandilands Junction in Croydon last November. As the official ...
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Passenger watchdog slams lack of ambition to improve bus speeds

07 December 2017 | Public

Published on 07 December 2017
London’s transport watchdog today criticized as ‘unacceptable’ plans to keep bus speeds lower than they were five years ago.London TravelWatch demanded a far more ambitious ...
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Passenger watchdog urges National Rail passengers to renew their season tickets now to beat the January fare rise

05 December 2017 | Public

Published on 05 December 2017
London TravelWatch has expressed disappointment at the 3.6% increase in National Rail fares which takes effect on 2 January. The watchdog urges passengers to renew their season tickets before then ...
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London TravelWatch Board Meeting 28 November 2017

23 November 2017 | Public

Published on 23 November 2017
The next London TravelWatch Board meeting on 28 November will discuss TfL's proposals for partial pedestrianisation of Oxford Street, with contributions from TfL's Sam Monck and Bob Blitz.The ...
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London transport watchdog welcomes fares boost for young passengers

22 November 2017 | Public

Published on 22 November 2017
London’s passenger watchdog has welcomed today’s Budget announcement increasing the age young people can qualify for a Young Person’s Railcard from 25 to 30. Chair of London ...
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Christmas travel advice

22 November 2017 | Public

Published on 22 November 2017
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. ...
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Watchdog welcomes extension of hopper fare & TfL fares freeze but disappointmented that Travelcard prices will rise again in 2018

16 November 2017 | Public

Published on 16 November 2017
London’s passenger watchdog has welcomed the confirmation from the Mayor of London today that the one hour hopper fare on buses and trams in London will allow unlimited changes early next ...
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More should be done to enable linked cycle and rail trips in outer London says watchdog

27 October 2017 | Public

Published on 27 October 2017
London TravelWatch has today published its response to the Mayor’s Draft Transport Strategy along with a call to do much more to enable more linked cycling and rail trips. 'London ...
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Operators must start to meet the needs of Annual Season Ticket holders in and around London says passenger watchdog

25 October 2017 | Public

Published on 25 October 2017
Every year over 1 million commuters living in and around London pay more than £2billion on season tickets to travel to and from their place of work. Yet research published today by London ...
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London TravelWatch Board Meeting 24 October 2017

20 October 2017 | Public

Published on 20 October 2017
The next London TravelWatch Board meeting on 24 October will consider opportunities for the London rail aspects of the Chiltern franchise with Dave Penney, Chief Executive of Chiltern Rail.The ...
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