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VIDEO: Surrey deputy leader John Furey on London and neighbours working closer together

Following the launch of a report by the Centre for London and the Southern Policy Centre about the capital and the South East working more closely together to address the challenges of economic and population growth, Surrey County Council deputy leader John Furey said the move could offer “huge opportunities”. The report, entitled Next-door Neighbours … Continue reading

Transport Secretary urged to confirm Crossrail 2 funding

With the Budget looming, Surrey County Council’s leader has called on Chris Grayling to “urgently identify the funding” to develop Crossrail 2. In a letter to the Transport Secretary, David Hodge describes Crossrail 2, which is set to serve Shepperton, Hampton Court and Epsom in Surrey, as a “once in a generation opportunity” to drive … Continue reading

Passengers will feel “angry and frustrated” by rail fares rise

Following today’s news of a 3.6% rise in rail fares in January and a train derailment near Waterloo bringing more disruption for passengers already affected by improvement work at the station, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman (pictured) said: “With the current disruption of Waterloo services, I can see why many passengers will … Continue reading

Sky cycling star Thomas predicts thrilling Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic

British cycling star Geraint Thomas expects next month’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic to be “super-competitive and super-fast”. It will make history by becoming Great Britain’s first ever men’s UCI WorldTour event, putting it in the top tier of men’s road races. Some of the world’s best professional riders will head out of London and go through Surrey … Continue reading

Surrey leader urges Chancellor to make “firm commitment” to Crossrail 2

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to signal a “firm commitment” to Crossrail 2 in next Wednesday’s Budget. Last March the National Infrastructure Committee – the independent body advising the government on Britain’s long-term projects – urged ministers to prioritise developing the cross-London train line, which is set to … Continue reading

Plans to hand TfL rail routes offer boost for passengers “currently being let down”

Plans for Transport for London to take over rail routes in Surrey offer the chance to improve services for passengers and businesses “currently being let down”. Responding to a consultation on the proposals, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman (pictured) said Surrey’s rail network suffers “a lack of rail capacity … Continue reading

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

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

More than one in 10 Surrey secondary applications from London

More than one in 10 applications for Surrey secondary school places next September came from London. Nearly 1,700 of the record 11,000 applications received by Surrey County Council came from bordering London boroughs like Croydon, Sutton and Kingston-upon-Thames. They account for 15% of the total submitted by the closing date for places in the next … Continue reading

Video: Watch Walton Bridge being built in three minutes

Watch a video timelapse of Surrey County Council’s new Walton Bridge being built in just three minutes. The impressive structure is the first major road crossing of the River Thames to be built in more than 20 years. The bridge is due to open this summer. Please feel free to embed the video. Media looking for … Continue reading

Video: Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic routes revealed in detail

Race director Mick Bennett reveals in detail the routes of the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic cycling events, during a press conference with Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Olympic cycling star Laura Trott and Prudential Group Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam.

Video: Boris Johnson and David Hodge discuss the UK’s biggest cycling festival

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge and Mayor of London Boris Johnson discussed working together following the launch of the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic cycle routes. They will form part of the biggest ever festival of cycling held in the UK with thousands of riders taking to the roads of both London and … Continue reading

Press conference: Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic cycle routes revealed

The Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic routes have been announced by Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Olympic gold medal winner Laura Trott. You can watch the entire press conference below. Find out more about the cycling festival here.

The route for the Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic cycling events

(Please do also visit our page dedicated to Ride London) The Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic routes have been announced today by Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Olympic gold medal winner Laura Trott. It will form part of the biggest ever festival of cycling held in the UK with … Continue reading

Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic events

This is a page dedicated to information about the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and Classic events which will take place on Sunday August 4, as part of a weekend festival of cycling. We’ve been releasing lots of stories, photos and videos about the events which we’ve gathered together below in date order. We’ll updating this page as we … Continue reading

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