Is London Bridge falling down on its promises?

26 March 2015

This meeting took place on 27 March 2015. Read the transcript here.

The overcrowding, delays and general mayhem at London Bridge station has affected hundreds of thousands of London commuters daily for months. We’ve been told things will improve - but have they? Could the chaos have been prevented in the first place? Is anyone taking responsibility? What sort of compensation can people expect? Have Network rail and the train companies got a grip of the situation now? At a special meeting tomorrow, the London Assembly Transport Committee will aim to get to the bottom of the cause of the problems. The following rail representatives will be questioned:

  • Phil Hufton, Managing Director of Network Operations, Network Rail
  • Steve Knight, Sussex Area Director, Network Rail
  • Charles Horton, Chief Executive, Govia Thameslink Railway & Southern Railway
  • Alex Foulds, Commercial Director, Govia Thameslink Railway & Southern Railway

The session will also look at the wider impact of the disruption to Transport for London’s services and what the Mayor can do to improve the situation. The meeting will take place on Friday, 27 March from 3pm in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast

Notes to editors

Notes for Editors:

  1. Agenda Papers.
  2. Caroline Pidgeon AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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