Caroline Pidgeon welcomes Thameslink finally returning to the Tube map

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting ahead of the expected announcement that Thameslink has been temporarily added to the latest Tube map to help customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is an incredibly welcome decision and should have been made months ago.

“It is a change that I have long advocated and it is good to see TfL finally listening.

“A line which offers a Tube like service in so many respects should of course be on the Tube map.

“At a time when we so desperately need to ensure social distancing and offer passengers the widest possible range of transport options it makes absolute sense.

“However the change could also have long term benefits. At peak times Thameslink’s frequency is set to reach 24 trains an hour, offering a similar service to most London Underground lines. The stations, with the exception of Elephant and Castle, are also fully accessible for disabled people throughout central London.

“Thameslink returning to the Tube map is an important part of promoting disabled access in the capital.

“Putting Thameslink on the Tube map should be a permanent change, not just for Christmas.”

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