Public Transport

Timetables are now available for the (very slightly) improved Hertford Line service that starts on 13th December. During the week the main change to Down (northbound) services is that the 20 minute frequency will continue slightly later into the evening and that all trains will start at Moorgate up to and including the 0018 from Moorgate.  There will be one late train from Kings Cross, at 0105, not stopping at Crews Hill or Bayford. For travellers from Palmers Green the evening Down.......
Transport for London (TfL) is continuing to develop its ideas for the routing of the proposed Crossrail 2 rail link and is putting new proposals out for public consultation.  A recent development with implications for our readership concerns the routing of the spur between Dalston and New Southgate. The main section of Crossrail 2 will run in a tunnel between Tottenham and Clapham Junction, via Dalston, Angel, Euston/St Pancras, Tottenham Court Road, Victoria and Kings Road Chelsea. .......

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In recent months rail services serving both the west and east of Enfield borough have seen changes of operator, promises of improved services but, so far at least, precious few signs of improvements, and in some the service has actually deteriorated.  In this article we report on what has occurred so far and what the future holds. Great Northern Great Northern is at the top right-hand corner of this diagram, which shows the complete extent of the planned Thameslink network. Click on the.......
Transport for London are proposing to introduce additional night bus services from September, including some which would provide new east-west connectivity between locations in north London.  The changes are planned so that travellers on Night Tube services will be able to travel on from tube stations to other destinations. Routes 34 (Walthamstow-Edmonton-Palmers Green-Whetstone-Barnet) and 123 (Ilford-Walthamstow-Tottenham-Wood Green) would both run at half-hourly intervals throughout.......
The Enfield Transport Users Group (ETUG) has expressed its disappointment about the delay on the part of Transport for London (TfL) in responding to an integrated package of bus route changes drawn up by ETUG on behalf of Enfield Council. Enfield Council submitted the proposals set out in the Enfield Bus Review at the end of 2013.  The Review recommended changes to 29 bus routes running wholly or largely within the borough, aimed at achieving a number of objectives without increasing the.......
A list of proposed bus service changes, several of which would affect Palmers Green, was presented to Transport for London a year ago, but to date there has been no indication that any of the proposals will be implemented.  A public meeting on 22nd January may shed some light on the situation. The Enfield Bus Review In early 2012 Enfield Council initiated a review of bus services within the borough which eventually resulted in a report outlining a comprehensive package of route changes.......
“I never thought I would hear a passenger say to me bring back First Capital Connect."  A quote from Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of the transport watchdog Passenger Focus, emphasizing how poor has been the performance of the Govia consortium since it took over the Great Northern and Thameslink routes last September. Govia's bad start - three to four per cent of services failed to run in the first twelve weeks of the new franchise - proved to be only a prelude to its appalling.......
Caught up in train disruption to/from London Paddington or to/from London King's Cross on Saturday 27 December? The rail industry must establish what went wrong and take steps to stop it happening again – that is a given. Passenger Focus, the independent watchdog, wants to know how well things were handled from a passenger perspective – in terms of information, of the alternative arrangements, of how you were looked after. Passenger Focus will use this feedback to provide a.......
Since the Govia consortium took over services on the Great Northern routes out of Moorgate and Kings Cross in September 2014 there has been little sign of the promised improvements in service.  There have been more of the delays and cancellations that we are familiar with from the bad old days of First Capital Connect and the usual half-hourly service in Christmas week. Some of the problems can, of course, be laid at the door of Network Rail, but employing enough drivers is clearly Govia's.......

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Palmers Green and Alexandra Palace stations are among a list of 26 stations where step-free access to platforms will be provided, according to an announcement made today by transport minister Baroness Kramer.  The work, part of the Access for All programme, will be carried out by 2019. The stations selected for the work were all nominated by the rail industry last year on the basis of criteria such as the number of passengers using the station or proximity to hospitals or schools for.......