Have you ever wondered while speeding through Chiswick on the Piccadilly line, why it doesn’t stop at Turnham Green tube except at very specific times? It zips past 3 tube stops in Chiswick; Chiswick Park, Turnham Green & Stamford Brook- before reaching Hammersmith and beyond but more often than not misses out Turnham Green. I’m sure many Chiswick folk have had these same thoughts, so I thought it was about time l got a response from the Mayor about the matter. So here it is.
I’m glad the Mayor agreed and has committed to a consultation because the issue has been around for decades, so I was pleasantly surprised that l managed to persuade him to take up the matter. The Mayor is renowned for ignoring the finer detail of policy, but luckily, in this instance; it will be Transport for London (TfL) which will implement any change. As far as l can see, if it can stop at Turnham Green at the beginning and end of the day, then operationally it must be possible to make stops during the day time also.
This said, TfL have not been great in Chiswick generally. I recently had to write to them to get the subways under the A4 repaired and looked at over the summer after been approached by local residents with their concerns. I also put in a petition to address pedestrian safety issues along the A4 raised by local residents around Barrowgate Rd at the last plenary for the political year 2012/13. So you expect a response from the Mayor and TfL in the Autumn.
So, if anyone else has any TFL related concerns in Chiswick, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my very best to try and help move matters along.