London, Tube deal
After weeks of negotiation, London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has obtained £1.8bn of government funding to keep Transport for London (TfL) services running for another six months. It had been at risk of collapse, owing to the loss of Tube and bus revenues during the pandemic. In order to secure the emergency funding, TfL had to […]

After weeks of negotiation, London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has obtained £1.8bn of government funding to keep Transport for London (TfL) services running for another six months. It had been at risk of collapse, owing to the loss of Tube and bus revenues during the pandemic. In order to secure the emergency funding, TfL had to agree to make £160m in cost savings, shelve plans for the £33bn Crossrail 2 project and investigate the introduction of driverless trains. However, the Government backed down on a demand that TfL massively extend the Congestion Charge Zone.