Labour’s London Assembly Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross today joined a delegation of local MPs to meet Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin and urge him to “step in and get a grip of the failing management” at London Bridge station.
The delegation, which was made up of Ms Shawcross and a number of MPs from affected constituencies met the Secretary of State for Transport this morning and also called for significant compensation for those commuters affected.
Commenting on the meeting with Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin, Labour’s London Assembly Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross AM said:
“This morning’s meeting with the Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin was an opportunity to impress upon him just how bad the situation at London Bridge has become. I hope we have made him understand the scale of the challenges at London Bridge and that he finally accepts he needs to step in and get a grip of the failing management at the station.
“We also pressed the Transport Secretary for significant compensation to be given to the passengers affected. Having paid thousands of pounds for their tickets commuters have faced consistent chaos, delays and cancellations – it cannot be right that they aren’t being properly compensated for that. We have called on the Transport Secretary to set that right by ensuring fair compensation for everyone who has seen their travel adversely affected.”