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Surrey calls on county’s MPs to back Crossrail 2

Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning at Surrey County Council, has written to all of the county’s 11 MPs calling on them to join him in backing Crossrail 2 while stressing the benefits for commuters and businesses and the boost it would bring to Surrey’s economy. See below for the full letter.   Dear … Continue reading

Call for Oyster-style ticketing on Surrey’s public transport

Oyster-style ticketing that can be used on all public transport should be rolled out across Surrey, according to the county council. The authority wants the company winning the next South Western rail contract to introduce a smart system that also allows passengers to pay for bus journeys. It comes after FirstGroup and Stagecoach, which currently … Continue reading

Three of six worst train operators for customer satisfaction serve Surrey

Following today’s news that a survey by watchdog Transport Focus found three of the six worst train operators for customer satisfaction nationally serve Surrey, county council Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman said: “These ratings show why Crossrail 2 is essential for the economy and commuters. Not only will the planned railway reduce overcrowding, … Continue reading

Transport for London rail plans – Surrey’s view

Following today’s announcement of plans for Transport for London (TfL) to take control of the capital’s suburban commuter network from rail companies, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman said: “With four Surrey services among the top 10 most overcrowded trains in the country we welcome any plans that boost businesses … Continue reading

Crossrail 2 could go to Dorking and should extend to Woking

Crossrail 2 could go to Dorking and should extend to Woking. Those are two key findings of a study for the county council examining ways to get the maximum benefit for Surrey’s businesses and commuters from the proposed railway. Plans for the cross-London line currently take in Shepperton, Epsom, Hampton Court, Chessington South and Surbiton … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey employee wins mental health award; Orchestra on the UP!; Crossrail 2 drop-in sessions in Surrey

Surrey employee wins mental health award A Surrey County Council employee has won a national award for a project that uses comedy as a way of getting soldiers to talk about mental health issues like stress, depression and anxiety. Maya Twardzicki, from the council’s public health team, won the award from the Royal Society for … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Crossrail 2 drop-in sessions in Surrey; Wi-fi boost for Surrey libraries; Music festivals for Surrey schools

Crossrail 2 drop-in sessions in Surrey The first of a series of events in Surrey to help people find out more about the planned Crossrail 2 railway takes place in Epsom. Transport for London is holding the drop-in sessions at the Ebbisham Centre tomorrow and Thursday from 12pm and further events will be held in Surrey … Continue reading

Surrey rallying cry for Crossrail 2

As Transport for London launched a consultation on Crossrail 2, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman said: “This train link is vital for commuters and businesses – not only will the planned railway reduce overcrowding, it will boost the economy in Surrey, London and the wider region. That’s why we’ve launched a study looking at … Continue reading

Train journeys record emphasises need for Crossrail 2

Following the news that London and South East passengers made a record 289 million journeys between April and June, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman said: “These figures are yet another reason why Crossrail 2 is vital for commuters and the economy. “With daily commuter numbers on the South West … Continue reading

Crossrail 2 vital for train network “unable to cope” with rising demand

Crossrail 2 is vital for a train network “unable to cope” with rising passenger demand, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member told a conference about the planned railway today. Mike Goodman told the event, which also featured London Mayor Boris Johnson’s Crossrail 2 advisor Daniel Moylan and Crossrail 2 managing director Michele Dix, that: More than … Continue reading

Surrey train services among most overcrowded

Following today’s news that four Surrey train services are among the most overcrowded in England and Wales, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Planning Mike Goodman said: “It’s a terrible feeling when a train pulls in already chock full and passengers have to pack in like sardines. “Such overcrowding makes Crossrail 2 vital. Not only will … Continue reading

Study looks at extending Crossrail 2 further into Surrey

As London Mayor Boris Johnson today unveiled a Crossrail 2 growth commission, the county council revealed it has launched a study to examine the benefits of stretching the planned rail link further into Surrey. Proposals for the cross-London line currently take in Shepperton, Epsom, Hampton Court, Chessington South and Surbiton stations on its southern tip. … Continue reading

Public backs county council push for Crossrail 2 to come to Surrey

A call for a major new rail service to come to Surrey has received a boost from influential groups across the county. Surrey County Council wants our rail network to be connected to the potential Crossrail 2 project, which could run from the county into London from the 2030s if it receives Government approval.  If … Continue reading

Time running out to support Surrey’s inclusion in Crossrail 2

There are just two weeks left for people to support Surrey’s inclusion in Crossrail 2, which could have benefits across the South East. Mayor of London Boris Johnson is consulting on the new cross London rail line, which could increase capacity on the South West Main Line by up to 40% at peak times. There … Continue reading

Rallying cry for Crossrail 2 inclusion

A rallying cry has been sounded for people to support Surrey’s inclusion in Crossrail 2, which could have benefits across the South East. Mayor of London Boris Johnson today launched a consultation into the new cross London rail line, which could increase capacity on the South West Main Line by up to 40% at peak … Continue reading

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