Turnham Green Tube Station and the Piccadilly Line
Following concerns raised about serious overcrowding at Turnham Green Tube Station during the rush hour, I have been liaising with Transport for London (TfL) to see what can be done to improve the situation. I have had several meetings to pressure TfL to let the Piccadilly Line to stop at Turnham Green Tube Station more frequently.
The Piccadilly Line currently only stops at Turnham Green during the early morning and late in the evening. TfL have now confirmed that they are planning to add an extra Ealing Broadway-bound District Line train to the timetable during the evening rush hour. The extra train, which was incorporated into the timetable in December 2011, has become available due to TfL’s cancelling of the Earl’s Court to Olympia shuttle service during weekdays.
The campaign has had some great news recently with London Mayor Boris Johnson calling for a consultation on the Piccadilly Line. The Mayor met commuters at the station in May 2012 and said he hoped to see more Piccadilly Line trains stopping at Turnham Green after the consultation.
I am determined to push for this on behalf of local residents and I am encouraged that our local campaign has convinced the Mayor to call for a consultation. Stay tuned for more good news!