13 June 2018
The London Assembly Transport Committee met today, 13 June, to examine the current and future needs of London's rail network. Giving evidence, Stephen Joseph, CEO of Campaign for Better Transport, said that locally controlled rail services such as London Overground and Merseyrail tend to work better than those run under Government franchises. Stephen Joseph commented:
"If Transport for London were in charge it is almost inconceivable that the Thameslink timetable fiasco would have happened, because TfL is both more competent generally and more accountable on a day to day basis."
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Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).