Joanne McCartney AM: Mr Mayor, I would like to ask you about the Great Northern franchise. It is something I have raised with you before because it runs through my constituency of Enfield and Haringey. Even before the timetable fiasco I was having regular complaints about cancelled and delayed trains. It is a line I use every day to get into work. I was very heartened last year when the Gibb Report said devolution to TfL should happen immediately. I am therefore disappointed they have not yet made that decision.
In the statement to Parliament, [The Rt. Hon] Chris Grayling [MP, Secretary of State for Transport] said he is talking to TfL and also that there is a business case for putting the Great Northern line in with a new franchise with the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), which was just announced as the new operator for the failing East Coast line. That seems to be repeating the mistakes of the past when this line was put with Thameslink and was criticised then for being too big. Do you agree with that?