Despite the highly integrated nature of travel in the capital, over the years, London TravelWatch has had extensive feedback from passengers about how travel in and around London is not as seamless as it should be. As a result of this we published Interchange Matters which highlights the importance of good interchanges and demonstrates how much the industry could do to improve the passenger experience.
As well as publishing our report and promoting its findings to transport operators and providers we have an interchange matters blog and hope people will use this and our online questionnaire to help us evaluate the interchanges (you can also download a PDF version of the the survey).
We have also held several interchange matters seminars which provide an opportunity to discuss best practice at interchanges with key stakeholders. You can find out more using the links below:
- Our first seminar on 2 June 2016 followed the publication of our report, 'Interchange Matters' and discussed interchanges in general
- We followed this up with a seminar focusing on accessibility at interchanges on 1 December 2016
- The Interchange Matters seminar held on 21 June 2017 looked at three strategic interchanges: Brixton, Lewisham and West Hampstead
We have also walked the route of several 'walkable interchanges', ie locations where two intersecting rail routes with stations only a few minutes apart can provide additional route choices for passengers.
Other useful documents include our research on Improving public transport access to London’s airports and the AECOM research which underpins the Interchange Matters report.
So please read our report, tell us about the strengths and weaknesses of the interchanges you use and what might be improved. We will take up issues where we are able to but we also want you to talk to your station manager. You can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can tweet your photos to us at @londontravelwatch