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.


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.

Improvements to Rail Stations

I am delighted that the Transport Secretary has announced a series of measures to be introduced at our local rail stations as part of the Passenger Benefit Fund (PBF) Programme.

Meeting with Rail Minister

This afternoon I met virtually with Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the Minister for Rail, to discuss some of the priority issues I'm working on for constituents across Carshalton and Wallington.

These include:

Debate on Transport for London

This afternoon, I led a debate on behalf of the Petitions Committee on Transport for London services.