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Even the savviest of travellers forget things, especially at this busy time of year, so here’s a mix of reminders and handy tips from the London TravelWatch casework team.
Transport watchdog responds to serious incident that took place on Thursday 7 December.
Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of London TravelWatch says:
Our latest survey ‘Out In London – LGBTQ+ people’s safety on the London transport network’ reveals the extent of abuse, harassment and violence faced by the LGBTQ+ community when travelling in and around the capital:
- One in five (21%) survey respondents said they have experienced hate crime in the past year while travelling on public transport in London
- Four in five (82%) respondents change their behaviour or appearance to ‘fit in’ so they avoid abuse or harassment when travelling
- 65% of respondents who had experienced abuse or harm when travelling in London said bystanders witnessed the incident but did not intervene
- Many LGBTQ+ people we spoke to have little confidence or trust in the police, so incidents on London’s public transport network often go unreported
Transport watchdog London TravelWatch has today (Tuesday 31 October) published its objections to train company proposals to close ticket offices.
- Nine train companies announced plans to close station ticket offices in July
- 269 stations consulted on in the London TravelWatch area (part of wider planned closures across England)
- More than 750,000 responses from individuals and organisations sent to London TravelWatch and Transport Focus combined during consultation period
- 99% of responses sent to London TravelWatch were objections
- London TravelWatch informed train companies of its initial concerns about the proposals in September
London TravelWatch responds to the latest Office of Rail and Road passenger performance statistics
The consultation on proposed changes to ticket offices has now closed with watchdogs London TravelWatch and Transport Focus having received 680,000 responses combined.
With one week to go before the public consultation on proposed changes to ticket offices ends, London TravelWatch and Transport Focus have received more than 460,000 responses combined.
Commenting on train company announcements to extend the ticket office consultation period up until Friday 1 September, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of London TravelWatch, said:
100,000 responses to rail ticket office consultation so far – public encouraged to have their say in final week
As the public consultation on proposed changes to ticket offices enters its final week, London TravelWatch and Transport Focus have received more than 100,000 responses.
Passengers are today (Wednesday 5 July) being asked for their views on the proposed closure of many ticket offices across England.
London TravelWatch has ranked the capital’s transport providers according to their approach to improving personal security for passengers.