Congestion zone

Grid-locked London – congestion questions

26 July 2016

As part of its investigation into London’s congested roads, tomorrow the London Assembly Transport Committee will visit two sites:

10:00am Go-Ahead iBus Hub (service control centre)

Binfield Rd, London SW4 6ST

The Go-Ahead Group operates around a quarter of London’s buses on behalf of TfL.

Assembly Members will observe technology used to manage the Go-Ahead fleet and discuss:

  • How congestion affects bus service performance
  • Concerns about empty buses contributing to congestion in central London
  • Future plans to reduce and/or redirect bus routes
  • Tracking congestion with iBus technology
  • Falls in traffic speed and journey time reliability
  • Increases in excess waiting times for buses

Guests will include:

John Trayner, Managing Director, Go-Ahead London

David Cutts, Operations Director, Go-Ahead London

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee

Keith Prince AM, Deputy Chair of the Transport Committee

Caroline Russell AM, Florence Eshalomi AM, Members of the Transport Committee

Meet: Stockwell tube station main entrance
Time: 10:00am-11:00am

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

 

3:00pm Palestra, Transport for London (TfL)

197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ

Assembly Members will visit TfL’s offices at Palestra to tour the Surface Traffic Control Centre and Rail and Underground Control Centre and receive a briefing from managers.

2:50   Attendees arrive

3:00   London Underground/Rail Operations Centre

3:40   Surface Transport Operations Centre  

4:10   Tour concludes

Guests will include:

Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground

Leon Daniels, Managing Director, Surface Transport

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee

Keith Prince AM, Deputy Chair of the Transport Committee

Caroline Russell AM, Kemi Badenoch AM, Navin Shah AM, Members of the Transport Committee

Meet: Palestra foyer

Time: 3:00pm-4:10pm

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND - however it will not be possible to film or photograph the police section of the Surface Transport operations centre (stock footage/photos are available)

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Notes to editors

  1. Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  2. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  3. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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