Sadiq Khan

London congestion charge rise down to good old power struggle

May 15, 2020

Forget health or economic concerns – this is a classic political fight between a Labour mayor and a Tory government The congestion charge restarts on Monday. Its cost will rise by 30% next month. Photograph: Dan Chung/The Guardian Good old-fashioned politics rather than economic, environmental or health considerations seem to explain the decision by Transport […]

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Large areas of London to be made car-free as lockdown eased

May 15, 2020

Large areas of London are to be closed to cars and vans to allow people to walk and cycle safely as the coronavirus lockdown is eased, Sadiq Khan has announced. In one of the biggest car-free initiatives of any city in the world, the capital’s mayor announced on Friday that main streets between between London […]

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What was the Transport for London bailout and will prices go up for tube passengers?

May 15, 2020

It’s been announced that Transport for London (TFL) will receive emergency funding to keep running until September. The company had been greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, revealing last month the revenue made through its fares had dropped by 90% in the wake government advice to stay at home and only make essential trips. Tube […]

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TFL secures £1,600,000,000 emergency bailout

May 14, 2020

The government has agreed to a £1.6 billion bailout package for Transport for London (TfL) to keep tube and bus services running until September. It comes after Mayor Sadiq Khan warned the body was close to running out of money and would have to operate a reduced service to survive. The deal breaks down as […]

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London transport fares will rise, says minister, as TfL secures bailout

May 14, 2020

The government has said London transport fares will have to rise, as it reached an agreement over a £1.6bn bailout with Transport for London. TfL will receive £1.1bn as a cash grant plus another £505m in loans, according to reports on Thursday night. In return, TfL will carry out a review of its finances and […]

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TfL will run out of money today without emergency bailout, Sadiq Khan says

May 14, 2020

The Mayor of London has said that unless the government gives Transport for London (TfL) a grant today, the firm will run out of money. Speaking on LBC this morning, Sadiq Khan warned bus and tube services would be slashed without an emergency bailout for the transport system. He said: ‘We’re the only transport system […]

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