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It's now even harder to believe the Mayor didn't know of Crossrail delays in advance

After a Freedom of Information Request revealed that Crossrail and TfL were drafting press releases about the delay to Crossrail 12 days before the Mayor announced it last August, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“The Mayor’s repeated claims that he only knew about the delayed opening date of the central section of Crossrail just two days before the public announcement are now even harder to believe.

The concerning levels of air pollution in the Tube need to be better monitored

A report by the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants has found that pollution from dust, dirt and smoke particles in the Underground can be 30 times worse than even the busiest roads above ground.

“With large parts of the London Underground in deep and poorly ventilated tunnels it is vital that there is far more monitoring of dust and air pollution" said Caroline.

Read more in City Matters.

TfL needs to be open with Londoners about the Battersea tube extension delay

After Transport for London announced that the Northern Line extension to Battersea will not be open until 2021, but claimed that this would not result in a loss of revenue for TfL, Caroline Pidgeon told City AM:

"I fail to understand how the delayed opening of the Northern Line will not impact on revenue generated by TfL. There are already extensive retail and leisure facilities at Battersea Power Station, along with homes for sale. It is clear that as soon as the line is open there will be an extensive customer base.

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