Part Of Piccadilly Line Consultation 'Biased'
Local politicians complain about wording of question eight
Local MP Mary Macleod has added her voice to those expressing concerns over the wording of question 8 in the consultation over the Piccadilly Line stopping at Turnham Green during the day.
Southfield ward Lib Dem Cllr Gary Malcolm had also stated that the wording, which asks whether people would be willing to experience a poorer service across the Piccadilly line in order to have it stop in Chiswick, is negative and could confuse people. The councillor has issued a 'How To' guide on filling in the consultation survey.
Local residents will be able to attend the Chiswick Area Forum tomorrow, Tuesday 24th September at 7:30pm in Chiswick Town Hall, where the issue of Piccadilly line trains stopping at Turnham Green will be discussed.
Mary Macleod has written to TfL expressing her concerns over the question, which is part of the TfL public consultation, which runs until 7 th October.
Mary said:“I am concerned about Question 8 on TfL’s online survey because I absolutely believe that we can find a way to stop Piccadilly line trains at Turnham Green without severely disrupting the rest of the line. The question is biased and does TfL no favours because it makes them seems incapable of change and delivering a good service to Londoners. I would ask as many people as possible to tell their friends and colleagues who live outside Chiswick to answer “yes” to both questions 7 and 8 so that we can let TfL know how we feel.”
The Piccadilly line consultation can also be seen here: www.tfl.gov.uk/piccadillyline
September 24, 2013