Florence Eshalomi: Mayor calls for devolution of Southeastern Rail Metro Services to TfL

In response to the Mayor’s renewed call for Southeastern Rail Metro services to be devolved to Transport for London (TfL), local London Assembly Member, Florence Eshalomi AM, said:

“Southeastern services have been mediocre at best, and sit near the bottom of the table when it comes to customer satisfaction.

“Local people using these services deserve better, and this is why I am fully behind the Mayor’s calls for Southeastern Metro services to be placed into the more reliable hands of TfL and London Overground.

“With the announcement of who will take over the franchise delayed by three months, this is the perfect opportunity for the Secretary of State for Transport to actually listen to South Londoners who want to see urgent improvements made to their daily commute”.

ENDS

Notes to editors

-Today, the Mayor renewed his call for Southeastern Rail Metro services to be devolved to Transport for London (TfL), after an announcement on which company will be awarded the South-Eastern rail franchise has been delayed by three-months;

-Southeastern services sit near the bottom of the table when it comes tocustomer satisfaction;

-Florence Eshalomi AM is the London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark.