Richmond station delays criticised as TfL promises action

Richmond station: Annoying commuters

Richmond station: Annoying commuters

First published in News Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Campaigners have called on Transport for London (TfL) to sort out the “shambolic mess” at Richmond station after frustration from bus passengers.

Liberal Democrats criticised the “unacceptable delay” installing a countdown indicator to ease the frustration bus users have been facing since the redevelopment of the forecourt.

This week TfL announced it would install the timer at the bus stop outside the station.

Robin Meltzer, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Richmond Park, said: “We will press TfL for an exact date but I do welcome the fact that at least our countdown display has now been added to the priority list.

“However, bus users remain frustrated that the wider problems outside the station are still not being addressed.

“We greatly welcome anything that improves the present shambolic situation facing bus travellers at Richmond station.”

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10:50am Sun 4 May 14

Sophrosyne says...

Why do these Lib Dem campaigners only ever seem to criticise and throw out negativity? The missing count down timer seems to have been an oversight (albeit one that has gone on for a while) but TfL should surely also get credit for the station's improvements?

I much prefer no longer having to shuffle along a narrow pavement, stand in little more than a traffic island to wait for the bus and risk being run over by someone dropping off. It's not perfect but it's also not so bad! Thanks TfL.
Why do these Lib Dem campaigners only ever seem to criticise and throw out negativity? The missing count down timer seems to have been an oversight (albeit one that has gone on for a while) but TfL should surely also get credit for the station's improvements? I much prefer no longer having to shuffle along a narrow pavement, stand in little more than a traffic island to wait for the bus and risk being run over by someone dropping off. It's not perfect but it's also not so bad! Thanks TfL. Sophrosyne
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12:06pm Tue 6 May 14

EdwinaWaugh says...

Sophrosyne I agree with you. But what can you expect of Lib Dem? Never mind, soon they will be replaced by UKIP!
Sophrosyne I agree with you. But what can you expect of Lib Dem? Never mind, soon they will be replaced by UKIP! EdwinaWaugh
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