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TfL eyes extended rail franchising powers

London Mayor Boris Johnson is to lobby government for control over all the capital’s heavy rail services. The plan would mean Transport for London gaining power over inner suburban services stretching as far as Sevenoaks to the south and Hertford to the north. Currently, it has direct responsibility only for the London Overground services including the North London Line and East London Line.

Johnson said his proposals would involve lower fares, higher frequencies, better integration with...

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12 Feb 2012

Sounds like a good idea!!