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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.
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 for London today (Wednesday 18 January) announced they will be increasing fares by 5.9%.
After prolonged disruption due to strike action over the festive period, passengers would have been hoping the new year would bring some reasons to be optimistic.
There are strikes on Abellio bus services. On strike days, TfL will aim to run as many services as possible:
- Routes affected by the Abellio strike action are mostly in west and south London
- Other bus services are not affected by these strikes.
Strikes across London will begin from Thursday 18 August with services affected on different modes until at least the morning of Sunday 21 August 2022
London TravelWatch today called for TfL to scrap changes to the night bus that would involve 1 in 5 night bus passengers having to change buses in the middle of the night, in some cases at a completely different bus stop.