There is now just one day until Transport for London’s emergency funding runs out.
London is the only capital city in Europe with a public transport system so overwhelmingly reliant on passenger fares to operate.
Not a penny of the Vehicle Excise Duty paid by Londoners being spent on London’s roads or public transport. The reduction in passengers throughout the pandemic has led to a dramatic fall in revenue and this is now putting London’s public transport at risk.
The Mayor of London has been working hard to engage government Ministers to provide the support TfL needs, but the Government has only ever given piece meal temporary packages with terms which punish Londoners reliant on public transport.
The Government must stop playing politics with TfL and urgently work with the Mayor and agree a package which works for London to save tube and bus services, which are vital for London’s economy and vital for tackling climate change.
You can see my question to the Secretary of State for Transport here >>