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A petition in favour of the introduction of an all-day Piccadilly line stop at Turnham Green tube station has been started on the Prime Ministers web site.

The petition is on the following link

It was started by local resident Gareth Thomas and reads:

"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to allow the Piccadilly line to stop at Turnham Green tube station."

Turnham Green tube station has platforms for both Piccadilly and District Lines. Mr Thomas states that it appears to be by far the busiest tube station on the tube lines out from Hammersmith and Earl's Court, and currently passengers must get off en masse at Hammersmith to join the Piccadilly line. Passengers suffer frequent lengthy delays at Turnham Green while watching half empty Piccadilly line trains sail by. He says a stop at Turnham Green would reduce unnecessary tube changes at Hammersmith, add mere moments to the overall Heathrow service, reduce District line overcrowding between Turnham Green and Hammersmith and significantly improve services for Chiswick residents.

Hopes were raised recently that a stop would be introduced when Tube Lines announced a major upgrade in the antiquated signalling on the Piccadilly line. However, Tube Lines did not respond to a question from as to whether this would have any bearing on the specific issue of Turnham Green.

A similar petition on the Prime Minister's web site asking for the cancellation of the West London Tram project has attracted 1,100 signatures so far.

February 11, 2007