Improve public transport links to the area

Carshalton and Wallington is poorly connected compared to other London Boroughs. In fact by many estimates, the London Borough of Sutton does appear to be the worst connected Borough in London, and yet received the smallest amount of investment from the Labour Mayor over many years.

The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that passenger numbers on public transport has drastically dropped, so it is going to take some time to understand the full financial support on public transport, but I will be fighting for our fair share.

That includes delivering funding to deliver the Croydon bottleneck project and increase rail capacity at our local stations, improve local buses, fight against road closure schemes and carbon car parking charges where residents don't want them, and make it easier for people to make the switch to alternative modes of transport by fighting for more electric vehicle charging points and hireable e-bike and e-scooter trials in the area.

News

Update on Train Services to London Victoria

Last month I was delighted to announce the reintroduction of more services to London Bridge from Carshalton Beeches and Wallington, following my successful petition and campaign.

Carshalton Beeches Access for All

After many months of conversations and meetings, I'm delighted that GTR has nominated Carshalton Beeches Station for the Department for Transport's Access for All funding! 

Rail Services Update

This afternoon I met with Southern Rail at Carshalton Beeches Station to discuss the ongoing issues with train services, my rail improvement campaign, and the need for services to be returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Southern Rail Update

I've been informed of a number of changes to rail timetabling to/from London Victoria from Carshalton and Wallington train stations. 

Rail Improvement Campaign Update

An update on my Rail Improvement Campaign...

I'm pleased to report some good news on my campaign to restore half-hourly train services to London Bridge! 

Croydon Bottleneck Project

This morning, I raised the urgent need to press forward with the Croydon bottleneck project with Transport ministers.

Road Closure Schemes

It was great news for local residents when we heard that the Transport for London Bishopsgate High Court case has forced Lib Dem-run Sutton Council to rethink its unpopular road closure schemes.

Network Rail

This afternoon I met with Network Rail to discuss future rail improvements for Carshalton and Wallington.