A call to have a train service on Boxing Day has come from LibDem councillor Malcolm Cowan. "Like thousands of local people, I wanted to go to London on Saturday. The sales were on, and there were major soccer matches at Tottenham and Chelsea and elsehwere. Although the Underground was working, alongside London buses, there was nothing to get me to the Underground, or elsewhere. It is high time there are Boxing Day services. In most of Europe, they have trains on Boxing Day, but we stand aloof, pushing more traffic onto the roads.
"In fact, there were services on Thameslink, but nothing here in Times Territory, or indeed in most areas. In opposition, the Tories called for Boxing Day services, but like so many things, once in government, they forget their pledges."