Persuading the Secretary of State for Transport

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0119
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What measures are the Mayor and Transport for London taking to seek to address the concerns of the Secretary of State for Transport over the benefits of rail devolution?

Answer

Answer for Persuading the Secretary of State for Transport

Answer for Persuading the Secretary of State for Transport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

 It has been brought to my attention that you submitted MQ 2017/1857on 18 January 2017, has not received a response. I apologise for this oversight.

 

In the time that has elapsed since you submitted your MQ, I have published my Transport Strategy and this includes proposals for the devolution of suburban rail services to TfL control. Proposal 66 in the MTS (page 181) states:

 

The Mayor, through TfL, will continue to seek the devolution from DfT to the Mayor/TfL of the responsibility for local stopping rail services in London in the interest of providing improved customer services more efficiently and more quickly, and to enable better integration with London’s wider transport system.

 

I am continuing to make the case for devolution in my meetings with the Transport Secretary and the Minister for London.