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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:16 am 
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Ticket rises explained.

Guido not 100% honest shocker...

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news ... e/?ref=rss

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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.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:51 am 
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Whilst at the same time Khan has been calling for some of those services to fall under TFL.

This all came out months ago and is easily understood but then again that parasite does play to utter fuckwits.


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I am yearning for TfL to take over Southern's diagrams into London Bridge.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.


The 323s we have on Northern have to have a guard/ticket inspector as he has to release the doors at each station stop

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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.


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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

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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...

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But then surely Goldsmith should have challenged him on that, and it never happened, the only challenge from Goldsmith was there wasn't the funds to do it, which Khan has shown there is. At the end of the day this was first a new story the week after the election, though the words TFL fares are in his manifesto.


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I don't know if Goldsmith knew that TfL didn't set all the fares. Perhaps he should have consulted his buddy the Transport Secreta


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Yeah but why bother doing that when you can just pin the blame on those pesky muslims?

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Kicking a man while he's down why not if its Boris
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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


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Good, perhaps if some of our journos in the great British press start asking questions about it to him.

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Excellent decision by Khan. This was always a ridiculous, unnecessary vanity project, and it would have been incredibly irresponsible to keep spending tax money on it.

The fact that Johnson saw nothing wrong with doing precisely that simply confirms what a useless Mayor he was in reality.


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