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By Malcolm Armsteen
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Ticket rises explained.

Guido not 100% honest shocker...

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news ... e/?ref=rss" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
On Tuesday, January 3, national rail fares increased by an average of 2.3 per cent, causing some opponents to accuse Mr Khan of breaking his promise.

The Mayor’s Office has said Mr Khan only has the power to set fares on TfL services. The Government sets national rail fares in agreement with the private train operating companies, which includes the price of travelcards, travel on rail lines including Southern, Southeastern and South West trains and daily and weekly caps.

The Mayor’s Office added that TfL fares will be frozen for the next four years, so that the price of travelling by bus or tram or other TfL services will remain at the level it was in 2016.
 
By bluebellnutter
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Most new trains already have the controls to do it for use in emergencies. They just choose not to use them. Even the class 378s which were never designed to run with guards, or the Thameslink class 700s.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:Because of the dispute?

Why will London Overground do anything different to Southern? Or indeed Khan want them to?

I suppose he might be able to re-allocate the conductors within TfL or insist London Overground employs them for ticket checking. But he won't want to retrofit new trains with guard operated doors.
Because the Overground has a better, more logical service, better trains, better record and might terminate at Sutton instead of West Croydon.
By mr angry manchester
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bluebellnutter wrote:Most new trains already have the controls to do it for use in emergencies. They just choose not to use them. Even the class 378s which were never designed to run with guards, or the Thameslink class 700s.
The 323s we have on Northern have to have a guard/ticket inspector as he has to release the doors at each station stop
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Tubby Isaacs wrote:Because of the dispute?

Why will London Overground do anything different to Southern? Or indeed Khan want them to?

I suppose he might be able to re-allocate the conductors within TfL or insist London Overground employs them for ticket checking. But he won't want to retrofit new trains with guard operated doors.
Because the Overground has a better, more logical service, better trains, better record and might terminate at Sutton instead of West Croydon.
Good reasons, fair play.

I don't know how committed Hammond is to Osborne's devolution. If he is, he might force Grayling's hand and hand it over to a Labour mayor in the longer term.
 
By Littlejohn's brain
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Person on another forum who posted the Guido Fawkes link had this to say when I pointed out to him that Staines wasn't being entirely honest, this was his response
Yes the rises are down to the government on non TFL services,

But Khan never said, during his mayoral hustings, that he could only freeze the TFL fares.

His promise was, that no one, no one, would pay a penny more for their transport fares.

He never said anything about non TFL fares.

So his campaign was misleading...
 
By youngian
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Kicking a man while he's down why not if its Boris
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pulled the plug on the controversial plan for a garden bridge across the Thames, announcing that he would not provide the vital financial guarantees needed for construction to begin.

In a letter to the Garden Bridge Trust, the charity leading the much-delayed project, Khan said he had taken the decision because of a continuing shortfall in fundraising for the scheme and the lack of the necessary land use agreements despite three years of talks.

The decision ends the long-running saga of the proposed construction of the bridge, which was championed by the actor Joanna Lumley, Boris Johnson and George Osborne, and drew anger from critics who saw it as a symbolic indulgence. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... are_btn_tw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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