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10 November 2019

Nearly two thirds of London councils have declared a climate emergency. While it is relatively straightforward to declare an emergency, it is far more challenging to commit to specific interventions that will deliver big cuts in carbon emissions. The London Living Streets group has identified a range of key policies that local authorities can adopt right now to reduce carbon emissions. All have either been adopted by another major global city, by local authorities in London or elsewhere in the UK.

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02 November 2019

Great Northern Rail has announced that from Saturday 14 December 2019 until an undisclosed date in summer 2020 the line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate will be closed on most weekday evenings from 21.40 and on most weekends. On these days trains will run to and from Kings Cross (at a slightly reduced frequency on weekdays).

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23 October 2019

Looking unusually resplendent, a class 313 train ran a special farewell tour on Wednesday to raise money for charity.

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12 September 2019

The managing director of Thameslink & Great Northern Railways has written to London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney apologising for poor service and disruption to her constituents and assuring her that 'there is a great deal of focus by our operations teams on reliability and punctuality'. Meanwhile, in the Twittersphere arguments have been raging about whether or not the new trains are better than the old units

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31 July 2019

In response to a flood of tweets from angry and frustrated rail passengers, Enfield Southgate MP Bambos Charalambous has written to the managing director of Govia Thameslink Railway to complain about the continuing high incidence of cancellations due to driver unavailability on routes serving stations in his constituency.

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11 June 2019

Palmers Green is one of a long list of railway stations where money for improvements is being made available from Govia Thameslink Railway's passenger benefit fund, which has been set up to provide some sort of compensation to people whose journeys were severely disrupted by the chaotic introduction of new timetables in May 2018. Palmers Green station is in Tier 1 and £80,000 is being allocated. But are GTR yet capable of delivering the most important passenger benefit - a reliable train service? If not, is it high time that the Moorgate services were transferred to Transport for London?

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20 May 2019

In 2019 we have been reporting about the introduction of new trains for Palmers Green and plans for new schools in the north west of the borough. 60 years ago PG was also celebrating new trains, and a new school was being built in Oakwood. And the Mayor at the time was someone whose name remains well known in Palmers Green. All this and more event in Broomfield Park can be discovered in Southgate Newsreel No 1.

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08 May 2019

A tweet by Joanne McCartney AM, a member of the London Assembly's Transport Committee, has revived hopes that the train service into Moorgate might be transferred to Transport for London (TfL)

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26 March 2019

The government has published its strategy for the future of urban mobility.

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20 January 2019

The First and Last Mile - the Dynamic of Everyday Journeys is based on research into how 850 regular commuters are able to incorporate active travel into their journeys to and from work. It focuses on the benefits that might be secured if people switched from car travel to public transport and used more active travel modes for the journey to and from the railway station or bus stop - making the most of the 'first and last' mile of their daily journey.

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04 December 2018

Govia is to retain its Great Northern franchise. More trains will run from this weekend.

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02 July 2018

News media are reporting that Govia Thameslink Railway will be stripped of its operating franchise if a new interim timetable does not increase reliability sufficiently.

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04 April 2018

Govia Thameslink Railway has published a report on the third phase of its Monday-to-Friday fugture timetables consultation, along with complete Monday-to-Friday timetables. The first improvements to service frequency will be introduced on Sunday 20th May, but it appears that we will now have to wait until December 2019 before frequencies reach those promised in the consultations:

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14 March 2018

With the better weather just around the corner, have you thought about trying a different sport at SELBORNE BOWLING CLUB? We've been the home of bowling in Southgate since 1912 (entrance at the bottom of Ye Olde Cherry Tree pub car park). The season opens at the end of April, so if you're planning on ways to meet new friends and do your general health a big favour, come along and meet the coaches any Sunday morning from May to September from 10:00 a.m. All equipment can be supplied for.......

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06 March 2018

Finsbury Park to St Pancras via East Croydon and Purley?Photo courtesy of the 1London BlogThameslink train services providing direct services between Great Northern stations and Gatwick Airport via Finsbury Park are due to start in May, but as of 26th February a "preview" service has been running.. The service is very limited - three trains a day in each direction on Mondays to Fridays only, all between the morning and evening peaks.  They run between Peterborough in the north and Brighton.......

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13 February 2018

Starting on Friday 23rd February the Night Overground service from New Cross Gate to Dalston Junction will be extended to Canonbury and Highbury & Islington.  At Highbury passengers can catch a Night Tube on the Victoria Line and change at Finsbury Park onto the Piccadilly Line.  To reach Palmers Green is then just a matter of taking the N29 from Wood Green - they run every 7-8 minutes and the journey time in the early hours is very short. <?php$ogImage =.......

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12 February 2018

Starting on 20 May there will be an increase in the offpeak frequency of trains serving Palmers Green on Mondays to Saturdays. In response to enquiries from Dave Cockle of the Enfield Transport Users Group, Govia Thameslink Railway have confirmed that the offpeak frequency on the Hertford Loop will be increased from three to four trains an hour except on Sundays, when it will remain at two trains an hour. We do not yet know how late into the evenings this increased frequency will apply and what.......

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06 December 2017

The following information was provided by London Councils.  If you have a Freedom Pass and receive an address confirmation letter DO NOT IGNORE IT or you may lose your Freedom Pass. From this week letters are being sent to Freedom Pass holders who our records indicate may have moved home. Letters will be sent to a person’s new address, if known, and to the address listed on the Freedom Pass database. The letters will ask them to either confirm they are still living in London and.......

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03 December 2017

A newly published study into congestion on London's roads concludes that a long-term strategic solution requires a shift to active, sustainable and space-efficient modes. Road space should be reallocated to walking, cycling and public transport;  there should be distance-based road-user charging;  there should be workplace parking levies;  and new developments with minimal or zero parking. Understanding and Managing Congestion was commissioned from Integrated Transport Planning.......

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02 December 2017

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) have launched the third and final phase of their consultations over new timetables to be introduced in May 2018.  The latest proposals will come as a disappointment for passengers using Palmers Green and other stations on the Hertford Loop, as the planned increase from two to four trains an hour on Sundays is no longer being offered. The online survey form mainly asks questions that are of little relevance to people using trains for weekend leisure purposes........

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