TfL Funding Deal Secured

02 November 2020

Transport for London has agreed a deal with the UK Government for funding to enable the capital's transport network to keep running for another six months.


The network has been under significant financial pressure due to the impact of Covid-19 meaning that passengers drop to a fraction of their normal levels.


Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was able to force the government into a u-turn on some of the extreme proposals it put forward like removing free travel for under 18s, and extending the congestion charging zone. 


Finn Brennan, ASLEF's organiser on the London Underground, said: 'Although I'm glad to see that the government has finally agreed another funding package with Transport for London, and that the worst elements of the previous proposal have been removed, I am disappointed that this is another short-term fix and means another £160 million of cuts.'


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