Lib Dem Candidate for Mayor for Mayor of London, Siobhan Benita, has thrown her weight behind a local campaign to get the Picadilly Line to stop at Turnham Green tube station during the day.
The recent TfL bailout deal struck between Labour’s Mayor of London and the Conservative Government has meant the much-needed Piccadilly Line tube signalling upgrade, which would allow trains to stop at Turnham Green, has been delayed indefinitely.
However, local campaigners have been fighting for the upgrade for over twenty years and believe that the upgrade should remain a priority. A petition has been launched on Siobhan Benita’s website and hundreds of local residents are already voicing their support.
Siobhan Benita, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Mayor of London, said:
“Nobody could have predicted the shock of COVID-19 but Sadiq Khan had four years to fulfil his promise to improve transport for Londoners and has failed to deliver. His past mismanagement of TfL meant that he went into the recent bailout negotiations with a weak hand. This indefinite delay to vital signalling upgrades is yet another example of how ordinary Londoners are paying the price for this bad deal.
“I give a commitment that, if I am elected, I will do everything in my power to get TfL back on track. Residents have waited far too long for the Piccadilly line signalling upgrade at Turnham Green, so it has got to be at the front of the queue when works restart again.”