Saturday 31 March 2012

Ken Comes To Hammersmith To Set Out His £1000 Fares Offer

Labour's Ken Livingstone in Lyric Square, Hammersmith with local residents and supporters
Ken Livingstone’s Fare Deal Express Bus pulled up outside Lyric Square, in Hammersmith, on Thursday. Ken and his team visited us as part of the launch of Labour’s London transport manifesto pledging to put over £1000 back into the pockets of Hammersmith and Fulham’s residents. He received a warm welcome from the lunch-time crowd. You can read Labour’s transport manifesto for London by clicking here.

All the promises have been costed and Ken has even promised to step down by 7th October this year, should he be elected, if he hasn’t already cut fares by an inflation-busting 7%. Here’s a video on the subject by Steve Pound MP (Lab):

 The Labour candidates’ key transport commitments include:
  • Cut the fares by 7% which will save Londoners on average £1,000 over four years
  • Bring suburban rail services into London Overground
  • Guarantee to protect the Freedom Pass from age 60
  • Deliver better bus services in the suburbs
  • Get a grip of the Tube delays which affect millions of Londoners every week
  • Introduce a smart parking system to reduce congestion and make car parking easier
  • Freeze the Congestion Charge for 4 years.
  • Focus on safer cycling everywhere with new green routes in outer London
  • Build the case for new transport links including Crossrail 2, new DLR and Croydon Tram extensions.
Our Borough has fourteen tube stations, four train stations and numerous bus routes so tens of thousands of local residents will be much better off. But that’s all dependent on the votes cast on 3rd May.

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