The Mayor’s plans for rail devolution
The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is calling on the Government to give responsibility for London rail services to Transport for London (TfL).
TfL has a proven track record of making rail services better. Devolving this responsibility to TfL would allow us to work towards a fully integrated transport service, structured fares and transparent management.
What would rail devolution mean for Londoners?
Londoners – regardless of age, income or background – rely on train services to be fast, frequent and affordable every day.
Services on the rail network should meet the same high standards achieved by the rest of London’s transport network. Currently this is not the case across the suburban rail network.
By taking advantage of TfL’s proven track record of making rail services better, there is an opportunity to provide a truly integrated, reliable and affordable rail network.
You can see what this future rail network might look like on our map.
Too many services are unreliable, expensive and overcrowded, and passengers feel powerless to change things. That’s why I am calling on government to give responsibility for London rail services to TfL, as set out in the joint plan published earlier this year.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London