North vs South of the River Public Transport (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Boff Andrew Boff Conservative

Do you believe that public transport South of the river and North of the river are equally affordable, safe, reliable and accessible?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As set out in my Transport Strategy, I am committed to improving the safety, accessibility and whole journey experience of London’s transport network for all Londoners.

Some areas of south London are more dependent on National Rail services than other parts of London. The Strategic Case for Metroisation, published in March 2019, demonstrates that National Rail in south and south east London is performing poorly and south Londoners are getting a less frequent rail service than the rest of London. TfL customers have also benefitted from my fares freeze, while fares on National Rail services have not been frozen.

Bus performance in south London is slightly better than in north London, although both are exceeding their minimum standards. My Hopper fare has also provided benefits for everyone in London, but particularly for those who are reliant on the bus and/or tram in south London.