London Bridge overcrowding & Hackney’s car ban
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A major review has been ordered of passenger safety and the number of train services at London Bridge station, after dangerous levels of overcrowding left commuters in fear of being crushed.

Passengers reported people being "kettled," having panic attacks and needing assistance to get out by station staff.

In part one, Ross Lydall, the Evening Standard’s City Hall Editor & Transport Editor, discusses why this happened and how big of an issue overcrowding is in general for London stations.  

In part two, we look at Hackney’s controversial plans to ban most vehicles from 75 percent of its roads in a major expansion of ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhoods’ with our political reporter, Rachael Burford. 

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