Traffic congestion - buses

Coming up next week at the London Assembly w/c 25/07

22 July 2016

SITE VISITS

As part of its investigation into congestion, the Transport Committee will visit two sites …

Wednesday 27 July

Congestion in London       
Transport Committee – 10:00am Go-Ahead iBus Hub (service control centre)

Binfield Rd, London SW4 6ST

The Transport Committee is investigating current issues facing the bus network. 

The Go-Ahead Group operates around a quarter of London’s buses on behalf of TfL.

Assembly Members will observe technology used to manage the Go-Ahead fleet and discuss:

  • How congestion affects bus service performance
  • Concerns about empty buses contributing to congestion in central London
  • Future plans to reduce and/or redirect bus routes
  • Tracking congestion with iBus technology
  • Falls in traffic speed and journey time reliability
  • Increases in excess waiting times for buses

Guests will include:

  • John Trayner, Managing Director, Go-Ahead London
  • David Cutts, Operations Director, Go-Ahead London
  • Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee
  • Keith Prince AM, Deputy Chair of the Transport Committee
  • Caroline Russell AM, Member of the Transport Committee
  • Florence Eshalomi AM, Member of the Transport Committee

Location: Stockwell tube station main entrance
Time: 10:00am-11:00am

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

 

Wednesday 27 July

Congestion in London       
Transport Committee – 3:00pm-4.10pm Palestra Transport for London (TfL)

Assembly Members will visit TfL’s offices at Palestra to tour the Surface Traffic Control Centre and Rail and Underground Control Centre, with a briefing from managers.

2:50   Attendees arrive

3:00   London Underground/Rail Operations Centre

3:40   Surface Transport Operations Centre  

4:10   Tour concludes

Guests will include:

  • Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground
  • Leon Daniels, Managing Director, Surface Transport
  • Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee
  • Keith Prince AM, Deputy Chair of the Transport Committee
  • Caroline Russell AM, Member of the Transport Committee
  • Kemi Badenoch AM, Member of the Transport Committee

Location: Palestra foyer, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ
Time: 3:00pm-4:10pm

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND - however it will not be possible to film or photograph the police section of the Surface Transport operations centre (stock footage/photos are available)

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228

 

PUBLICATION:

Thursday 28 July

Letter: Response to the Mayor’s consultation on proposals to tackle air pollution   

Environment Committee
The London Assembly Environment Committee responds to the Mayor’s initial public consultation on his air pollution action plan. The Committee heard evidence from Greater London Authority (GLA) officers and listened to expert feedback on the proposals from a range of organisations.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

Notes to editors

PLEASE NOTE – The next scheduled meeting of the London Assembly is the Elections Review Panel on 2 August.
 

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