26 March 2012

My Transport Manifesto

Today I am launching my transport manifesto. It's a critical part of my 9 point plan for a Greater London.

A world class city should have a world class transport system that is safe, efficient, economical and reliable. A transport system that uses modern technology to meet the changing needs of Londoners and to guarantee long term sustainable lower fares.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, transport | Tags: Boris bikes, Boris johnson, Buses, Congestion, Crossrail, Cycle hire, Freedom pass, Investment, Manifesto, Rail, Roadworks, Suburban rail, Transport, Tube, Unions

12 March 2012

Keeping Londoners moving

Last week Boris Johnson launched his 9 point plan to secure Greater London's future and he has already started to deliver.

In point 8, the Mayor pledges to reduce Tube delays by an additional 30% by 2015, build Crossrail and an orbital rail to link London's suburbs, as well as extend the Barclays Bike Hire scheme.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, transport | Tags: Barclays cycle hire, Crossrail, Transport, Tube

12 March 2012

Reducing Tube delays by 30% by 2015

As part of Boris Johnson's 9 point plan for Greater London, he is cutting waste at City Hall, freeing up £3.5 billion for services - including reducing tube delays 30% by 2015, building Crossrail and orbital rail to link our suburbs, and extending the cycle hire scheme.

Building on the news that the Tube network is at its most reliable in a decade, with a 40% reduction in delays since 2008, the Mayor plans to cut delays by an additional 30% through continuing investment, staff training and innovation to increase efficiency.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, transport | Tags: Investment, Tube, Upgrade

03 March 2012

My 9 point plan for London

I hope I am not normally seen as a pessimistic sort of character, but at the Mayoral election on May 3rd I am afraid I see real risks for this city.

The election comes at a critical time for London. Londoners are going through one of the most difficult periods in recent memory. Despite this, we're making progress. Progress that would be put at risk if we were to take the wrong turn now.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London | Tags: 9 point plan, Crime, Greater london, Jobs, Number 10, Olympic legacy, Tube, Value for money

30 January 2012

Tube more efficient under Boris

Boris Johnson has fought tirelessly to improve London transport since he entered office and today Channel 4 News FactCheck confirmed what we already knew: the underground is more efficient today than it was under Ken Livingstone, and there have been fewer disruptive delays to Londoners’ travel under Boris.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Factcheck, Tube, Unions

08 November 2011

Harrow has benefited from Boris's hard work

Harrow is one of the most diverse areas of London, with residents from all walks of life contributing to the borough.

I remember feeling very neglected by Ken Livingstone and many Harrow residents felt the same. His focus on the ‘inner boroughs’ really did annoy people here. But since Boris has been Mayor we have benefited from his hard work, and his dedication to ensure that all boroughs receive the attention they deserve has not gone unnoticed.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, Fighting London's corner, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Harrow, Jubilee line, Outer london fund, Tube