Emma Gibson responds to TfL’s new financial deal with the Government

08 December 2020

Responding to the news that TfL has secured a new funding deal with the Government, London TravelWatch Director, Emma Gibson commented: ‘We are relieved that TfL has agreed a new funding deal with the Government, averting the nightmare scenario of a virtual public transport shutdown in London. It is good news that  free travel for under-18s and over-60s will not be removed and a huge relief for passengers that the proposed substantial fares hikes are no longer on the cards, although the planned inflationary rise in January will still hit many key workers and low income Londoners hard. No doubt more details will come out over the coming days, which will spell out how cuts of £160m will have to be made by TfL. This could mean that there are still some nasty surprises in store for Londoners, including cuts to vital services.’

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