The Leader podcast: Why London is facing a travel crisis

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Unions claim London Underground and bus services in the capital are under threat due to a funding shortfall (PA) (PA Wire)
Unions claim London Underground and bus services in the capital are under threat due to a funding shortfall (PA) (PA Wire)

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has revealed London is facing a travel crisis.

A £1.3 billion funding gap means bus services could be reduced by a fifth and tube services by almost 10% unless the Government steps in with an injection of funds.

A report has detailed worse-than-expected impacts on the transport network from the pandemic, as Transport for London’s emergency funding deal ends next month.

Ross Lydall is City Hall Editor of the Evening Standard and explains how commuters could be affected, and how London’s travel network could impact the whole country.

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