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Proposal to extend Congestion Charge zone can reignite the debate on roads pricing

22 October 2020 | Public

Published on 22 October 2020
One of the last things we had thought would have come out of this current crisis was a proposal for the extension of the Congestion Charge beyond its current boundaries, to the north and south ...
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Axing the Zip card will only make things worse on London’s congested roads

20 October 2020 | Public

Published on 20 October 2020
London’s transport watchdog has warned that axing free travel for Oyster Zip card holders could turn young Londoners away from public transport and help embed a dependency on the car in the ...
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Tier 2 Covid Restrictions - How will they effect travel in London?

16 October 2020 | Public

Published on 16 October 2020
As of 12.01am on Saturday 17 October London will be placed under the Government’s new Tier 2 Covid-19 restrictions. This will mean that Londoners will be prevented from doing a number of ...
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Response to tightening of Covid-restrictions for London

15 October 2020 | Public

Published on 15 October 2020
Responding to the announcement today that London will be moving into tier 2 of Covid-restrictions on Friday at midnight, London TravelWatch Director, Emma Gibson included: ‘With the ...
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Clean Air Day

08 October 2020 | Public

Published on 08 October 2020
Today we celebrate Clean Air Day, which has been rescheduled from the summer due to the Coronavirus pandemic.The pandemic initially produced one major positive: air quality significantly improved ...
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Response to announcement about Thameslink on the Tube map

08 October 2020 | Public

Published on 08 October 2020
Responding to new TfL Commissioner Andy Byford's announcement that Thameslink stations will be added to the Tube map by Christmas, London TravelWatch Director Emma Gibson said 'London TravelWatch ...
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Watchdog calls for TfL to focus on outer London public transport connectivity in new budget

23 September 2020 | Public

Published on 23 September 2020
On the day that the Mayor of London meets with the Secretary of State to negotiate a new financial deal to keep the capital moving during the pandemic, London TravelWatch has called for TfL to ...
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Six months on from lockdown

16 September 2020 | Public

Published on 16 September 2020
This week marks six months since the country went into lockdown, with the call from the Prime Minister for everyone who can to work from home, the shutdown of non-essential shops, schools and ...
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London TravelWatch comment on Government campaign to encourage more people to return to work from their offices

16 September 2020 | Public

Published on 16 September 2020
As the Government prepares to launch its campaign to encourage more people to return to work in offices across the country, Emma Gibson, Director of London TravelWatch highlighted that attitudes ...
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Watchdog comments on proposal to make train, Tube and bus rides free to incentivise people to return to shops and offices

16 September 2020 | Public

Published on 16 September 2020
Responding to the suggestion that free train, Tube and bus rides are being considered to incentivise Londoners to return to shops and offices, London TravelWatch Director, Emma Gibson commented: ...
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