23 March 2012

Which? hails Boris’s rail investment

A rail passenger survey by Which? Magazine shows that London Overground has been voted the most improved commuter company, a ringing endorsement of Boris Johnson’s management of and investment in the line. Southeastern railway, which the Mayor proposes to takeover with his plans for suburban rail, came bottom of the table – showing how needed his improvements are.

The results come on the day Boris visited Clapham Junction, which would benefit from his plans for extending London's first orbital rail network. This independent survey is also a boost for point 8 of Boris’s 9 point plan for Greater London: reducing tube delays by 30% by 2015, building Crossrail and an orbital rail to link our suburbs, and extending the bike hire scheme.

The survey results come just days after the Budget which revealed how Boris Johnson is on track to secure vital improvements to suburban rail services, including longer trains and upgraded stations, following successful negotiations with Government. This clearly demonstrates that Boris Johnson is the only candidate in this election who can deliver a better deal for London from No 10 – point 9 of his 9 point plan.

Boris Johnson said: “This survey is conclusive proof that Londoners are benefitting from our plans for extending the overground, and creating London’s first orbital rail network.

“This is another boost after the Chancellor recognised the competent and cost effective government at City Hall and that Ken Livingstone's era of waste and mismanagement is over.”

Categories: Campaign Updates, London, transport | Tags: Clapham junction, Orbital rail, Overground, Rail, Southeastern, Suburban rail, Which?