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Give me control of suburban rail services, Johnson urges DfT

Rail

Andrew Forster

London mayor Boris Johnson is pressing ministers to devolve responsibility for the capital’s inner suburban rail services to Transport for London.

TfL says the change would build on the success that it has made of the London Overground orbital services since their management was devolved.

“With the notional franchising budget for London transferred from DfT, TfL could take measures to improve integration between rail and other transport modes, could co-ordinate marketing and...

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