ASLEF backs Ken's transport manifesto

30 March 2012

Labour candidate Ken Livingstone yesterday reaffirmed his pledge to cut fares by 7% in October, freeze them in 2013 and end above inflation increases for the rest of his term. Launching his transport manifesto for the London Mayoral election on May 3rd he also undertook to advocate for major transport investment in Crossrail 2 as well as extensions to the DLR and Croydon Tramlink.

Commenting on the manifesto ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said ‘as the engine room of the British economy London needs policies to stimulate growth and reducing fares will boost economic and social mobility in the city while building new transport infrastructure will create jobs.

Livingstone also promised a four year freeze on the £10 daily congestion charge in central London, to protect the freedom pass for over 60s and better bus services in the capital's suburbs.

Mick added ‘this election is coming an increasingly clear choice between a Labour candidate who will invest in services while keeping fares down and a Conservative candidate who is offering Londoners nothing.’

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