Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon discussed safety concerns to pedestrians brought about by the delays.She said: People get so frustrated waiting for the barriers thatsome have been tempted to go round them and run across the tracks. Children have been seen doing this and it s just an accident waiting to happen.
It's also unfair for local residents: we get all the congestion but only four trains per hour at peak time. At least, we should get four trains per hour off-peak as well.
(plus, let's fine stationary cars too: Stuck at a level crossing? Turn off the engine or pay £20 fine - The Times)
What's the link with this and Airtrack, the plan to improve Heathrow's access by rail? At first sight, it looks like a good idea, and I am always supportive for better public transport but in this case I think our MPs are right to attack Airtrack (RTT)
However, it's hard to read without being suspicious of BAA's intentions, here's my take:
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