More fruit & veg stalls needed for healthier tube

Fruit & veg pitch in Liverpool St Station

Fruit & veg pitch in Liverpool St Station immediate outside the tube barriers

Have you ever wondered why we don’t have more fruit & veg stalls in the London Tube system?  Well l do every time l go through Liverpool Street tube station and see one of the few around (as the above photo shows) and l’m grateful for it. As l eat a bit of fruit instead of the sweets and crisps offered in the convenient shops!!! This must be healthier for users of our tube systems? 

As a result l’ve asked the Mayor a few questions on this front, keen to see more pitches available for the sale of fruit & veg at our tube stations. In the first response l am told that we have 36 vending pitches with only 3 selling fruit and vegetables ( East Finchley, Finchley Road & Liverpool St ).  In my second response l am told that TfL wants to double them over the nest year or so, but its dealt with by a case by case basis subject to the operation needs of each station. 

Well lets hope these extra pitches do materialise from TfL in the near future. For example, it would be good to see one at Edgware Rd (Circle) tube station. Finally l hope barrow boys & girls get a look in when these new pitches become available and the big boys don’t get them for other uses.  Please find the links to registering with TfL for these new pitches at the final response l got from the Mayor. 

5 thoughts on “More fruit & veg stalls needed for healthier tube

  1. Gavin old

    Hi I have read your blog , I am a traditional barrow boy ,,, greengrocer , from the east end of London but now living in Essex , I would love to be able to work back in London , and would specially like to work at a tube station or in particular outside Stratford ( where they have 2 coffee stalls)
    But I can’t get any reply from tfl or they offer shops at sky high prices ,
    Can you help me with who to contact please as us barrow boys are dying and being replaced by foodie stalls etc

    Gavin old

    1. Murad

      Gavin, unfortunately l was not re-elected back into the London Assembly. It is something l want to pursue but once l’m back at City Hall. Can you wait for this? Or do you want to go to an Assembly Member at the memento?Murad

  2. Beulah

    Игра представляет собой многопользовательский симулятор танка
    и геймплей основан на
    непрекращающихся сражениях в различных режимах и условиях.

  3. Michelle

    Well we were there for over 30 years , a family run business, Liverpool Street wasi like home to us , then they brought in some South African little prick who got rid of us , trying to make a name for himself , our 90 year old dad died afterwards , it gave him something to get up for ,as many of our children worked shifts for pocket money , the tfl had no problem taking free fruit and flowers for years , greedy barstards wanted more money and more free stuff , put a lot of people out of work


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