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London TravelWatch

'London deserves better' - passenger watchdog calls for fresh approach on strike deadlock

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. 

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Transport watchdog reacts to announcement of 5.9% rise to rail fares from March

Arthur Leathley, Chair of London TravelWatch, said:


Travel over the festive period (strikes and engineering work) - bus, rail, tube, Elizabeth line, London Overground

Strikes affecting some London bus services will take place this December with industrial action also taking place on National Rail services through until January.

Southeastern train at London Bridge closer up

Passenger watchdog comments on new Southeastern timetable

Southeastern railway has introduced a new timetable (starting Sunday 11 December 2022) with cuts to direct services to and from Charing Cross, Cannon Street and Waterloo East. Many passengers will now need to change at London Bridge, splitting their journey in two and adding more time. Direct 'Loop' line services connecting Southeastern trains to new Elizabeth line stations have also been cut. 

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Train travel this festive period (December 2022 and January 2023)

There will be strike action taking place this festive period.

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Bus strikes affecting services operated by Abellio this December

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.
London TravelWatch

London TravelWatch Chair warns against rail reform drift

London TravelWatch Chair, Arthur Leathley, spoke to the London Assembly Transport Committee at City Hall yesterday (Tuesday 15 November) on a wide range of topics, including rail reform. 

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Michael Roberts appointed new Chief Exec of London TravelWatch

London TravelWatch today announced the appointment of Michael Roberts as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The announcement was made at City Hall in front of the London Assembly.