Concern (Supplementary) [10]

Session date: 
June 20, 2012
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair,TfL)

Question

I know one of the concerns that many of us have in this Chamber, including myself, is the overcrowding and the relatively poor service some commuters get on Overground services into or through London. We know that TfL has suggested that they would like to bid for franchises that may be coming up in the future. The next one up is Thames Link Southern franchise, which actually incorporates the Great Northern, which runs through my constituency. Can I ask, is TfL considering bidding for that franchise?

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Answer

Answer for Concern (Supplementary) [10]

Answer for Concern (Supplementary) [10]

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair,TfL)

You are absolutely right, this is a big issue for Londoners and we are indeed at work now with Government to seek greater control or a greater share of the control for London and for Londoners in those franchises.