Transport

Hunt to find man who spat at train worker who died from coronavirus

May 17, 2020

A rail ticket could be the key to finding a suspect who spat in the face of a train worker who later died from coronavirus. The death of mother-of-one Belly Mujinga who fell terminally ill shortly after the attack appalled the nation. The ticket officer called a colleague just hours before she died asking her […]

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Tube drivers told they can refuse to work if they feel their safety is at risk

May 16, 2020

A union has told London Underground drivers they have the right to refuse to work if they believe they are at risk of serious danger during the coronavirus crisis. Trade union for train drivers Aslef said it wanted to see Tube services increase, but only in a way that was safe for staff and passengers. […]

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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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TfL to raise congestion charge by 30% as part of £1.6bn bailout deal

May 15, 2020

Transport for London is to raise the congestion charge by 30%, temporarily stop free travel for children and charge over-60s to travel at peak times after securing a £1.6bn bailout from the government. TfL was forced to turn to the government after reporting a 90% fall in income as journeys on public transport in London […]

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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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Sadiq Khan admits TfL bailout is ‘bad deal’ for Londoners as Tube fares rise

May 15, 2020

Sadiq Khan has admitted ‘strings’ that come with the £1.6 billion government bailout package to save Transport for London include hikes to Tube and bus fares. The Mayor of London called the bailout a ‘bad deal’ for people living in the capital as it emerged fares will rise above inflation and certain free travel perks […]

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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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Congestion charge to rise to £15 a day next month just as people told to avoid public transport

May 15, 2020

The daily congestion charge will rise to £15 a day from next month, Sadiq Khan has announced. The news comes as Transport for London received a huge bailout yesterday due to the coronavirus crisis. The hours of the congestion charge will also be temporarily extended to seven days a week, rather than just on weekdays […]

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UK coronavirus live: Britain claps for carers on the Covid frontline – as it happened

May 14, 2020

8.32pm BST20:32 Nicola Slawson I’m closing our UK live blog for the day. Thanks so much for joining us. Please follow our global live blog for all further developments this evening. 8.31pm BST20:31 Boris Johnson appeared with his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, for the first time since they announced the birth of their son, Wilfred. The […]

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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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