In response to calls from the Deputy Mayor for Transport that the operator of Great Northern, Govia Thameslink Rail (GTR), should have its services devolved to TfL, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM said:
“Govia have failed time and time again to deliver a consistent and reliable service to my constituents. The recent and ongoing fiasco with the new timetable has caused such huge and protracted disruption to the lives of so many Londoners.
“The residents of Enfield and Haringey deserve better. This is why I have consistently called for the devolution of Great Northern services and have recently written again to the Secretary of State for Transport urging him to make this decision. I have also lobbied the Mayor to keep up the pressure on the Government to hand the service to TfL Overground.
“The Deputy Mayor’s latest intervention shows that she has listened to the frustrations of beleaguered commuters, who have simply had enough. Hopefully, the Government will finally see sense on this and put the control of Great Northern services into capable hands”.