For over twenty years, Liberal Democrats have campaigned with local residents in Chiswick for the Piccadilly line to stop at Turnham Green station during the day.
In the past couple of years Liberal Democrats have achieved two key developments by Transport for London (TfL):
- With immense Liberal Democrat pressure, TfL conducted an official consultation which showed that people strongly wanted Piccadilly line tubes to stop at Turnham Green during the day.
- This resulted in TfL agreeing that it is a priority to upgrade the signalling at Turnham Green to make this possible.
In the past month, a deal done between Labour’s Mayor of London and the Conservative Government has meant the much needed signalling upgrade is delayed indefinitely. This means they made a political choice to sacrifice the needs of Chiswick’s residents.
Southfield Councillor Andrew Steed said: "Only the Liberal Democrats have been on the side of residents in Chiswick on this important local issue for over twenty years – it is not the time to give up now."
Siobhan Benita, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London, has given a commitment that if elected, she will do everything in her power to ensure that Piccadilly line tubes will stop at Turnham Green tube station in the day.
Siobhan Benita organised a petition. The more people who sign up, the greater the chance of persuading the Mayor of London to upgrade the signalling so Piccadilly Line tubes can stop at Turnham Green throughout the day.
Please sign her petition which you can sign here.