Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, responding to the announcement today by Andy Byford, Transport for London’s Commissioner, that Thameslink stations will be added to the Tube map by Christmas said, “This is an incredibly welcome decision and it is a change that I have long advocated."
“The TfL Commissioner is absolutely right to say the change is a no brainer. A service which offers a Tube service in so many respects should of course be on the Tube map.
“At a time when we need to ensure social distancing and offer passengers the widest possible range of transport options it makes absolute sense.
"The change will also have long term benefits. At peak times Thameslink's frequency is set to reach 24 trains an hour, offering a similar service to most London Underground lines. The stations, with the exception of Elephant and Castle, are also fully accessible for disabled people throughout central London.”
Flashback to June - Caroline calls on the Mayor to add Thameslink to the tube map. You can read Caroline's letter to Heidi Alexander here.