ULEZ launch marks major move forward in tackling capital’s toxic air

In response to the launch of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) today, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said: “Today marks a major move forward in tackling the capital’s toxic air, which contributes to the early deaths of almost 10,000 Londoners per year and stunts children’s lungs. “Toxic air is nothing less than a public … Continue reading ULEZ launch marks major move forward in tackling capital’s toxic air

Great Northern Line devolution talks “like pulling teeth”

The Commissioner of Transport for London, Mike Brown, has expressed his frustration over the lack of progress with the devolution of Great Northern Line services to TfL. In response to a question on the issue by local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, during today’s London Assembly Transport Plenary meeting, Mr Brown remarked that it … Continue reading Great Northern Line devolution talks “like pulling teeth”

Major North London cycle route to be delivered by 2020

In response to the Deputy Mayor for Transport’s announcement at the Active Travel Summit, that construction of a major cycle route between Tottenham and Camden will begin during this Mayoral term, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said: “This is great news for Tottenham residents, providing a safer route for cyclists through major junctions … Continue reading Major North London cycle route to be delivered by 2020

Deputy Mayor backs calls for devolution of GTR services to TfL

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 … Continue reading Deputy Mayor backs calls for devolution of GTR services to TfL

Rail officials grilled about Great Northern line timetable chaos

In response to today’s London Assembly Transport Committee meeting, where senior officials from Govia Thameslink Railway and Network Rail were questioned about the sustained disruption to train services caused by recent timetable changes, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said: “I have been very disappointed and frustrated with the huge level of disruption caused … Continue reading Rail officials grilled about Great Northern line timetable chaos