London mayor submits takeover plan to end rail commuter 'nightmare'

London mayor submits takeover plan to end rail commuter 'nightmare'

Sadiq Khan presents business case for devolution of suburban rail services to TfL from franchise owners such as Southern

Plans to improve rail services for millions of passengers at London’s busiest stations have been submitted to the government in an effort to end the “nightmare” of delays and overcrowding.

The city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, said commuters had been enduring a bad service for too long. He presented a business case for devolving suburban rail services to Transport for London (TfL), saying it would help create thousands of houses and jobs in outer London while remaining cost-neutral to the government.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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