Before she joined our local team, campaigner Sue Towner tried to get the Lib Dem councillors to fix problems in her area, but they didn't respond, so the Conservative's fixed it.
Conservative-backed Crossrail 2 will double the frequency of services to London and reduce peak overcrowding.
Transport for London has release updated proposals for Crossrail 2 service, including a new factsheet about the impact on New Malden. A further ten trains per hour would stop at New Malden before fanning out to serve Norbiton and Kingston, or Berrylands and Surbiton. The Malden Manor, Tolworth and Chessington branch through Motspur Park would also see a substantially improved service.
However, the level crossing at Elm Road New Malden would have to be closed (or replaced by a bridge or tunnel) as it would not be practical or safe with so many trains.
Councillor Andrew Day’s intervention has stopped months of energy waste from street lights remaining on during the day.
The street lights on the A243 Hook Road had been ‘day burning’ for months. Acting on behalf of local residents, Cllr Day contacted Transport for London to highlight the problem, which was fixed once the replacement parts had been arranged.
Cllr Day said:
It has taken a long time to get the special parts needed to stop this problem. Not only is it annoying for people living in the area, but it’s also very wasteful for the lights to be left on during the day. Although it was due to a malfunction, I think it also sets a bad example if people see street lights on during the day, so I am glad we have got the problem sorted.
After months of hard work and campaigning by a Conservative Councillor, TfL has announced that an extra Monday to Friday service will operate on the 465 route from Kingston to Leatherhead.
Councillor Andrew Day, who represents Chessington North and Hook, welcomed the news of an extra departure leaving Kingston at 0725 on weekdays.
There have been a number of occasions on which students from Chessington have been left behind and hopefully this will rectify the situation.