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We won’t let TfL run Southeastern Metro trains, says government

The government has resisted a call from City Hall politicians to hand over Southeastern Metro and other rail services to be transferred to Transport for London. Westminster currently controls most of the capital’s local services, but many services have faced cutbacks following the pandemic, or will suffer service reductions in the next timetable. Southeastern Metro […]

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TfL cash crisis: City Hall Tories refuse to oppose free children’s travel cuts

Conservative London Assembly members have refused to back a cross-party appeal to the government opposing cuts to children’s free travel in the capital. After October half-term, ministers plan to make most young people over ten pay to use London buses – with exceptions to help vulnerable pupils or those facing long journeys get to school. […]

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Anger at five-year wait for outer London bus improvements

A review of outer London buses will take five years to complete, prompting outrage from politicians across the party divide. The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has now been accused of a “broken promise” for failing to prioritise transport in the outer boroughs. With bus use falling across the capital, Transport for London (TfL) recently reviewed central […]

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Schoolchildren plead with Sadiq Khan to scrap Silvertown Tunnel

Schoolchildren from Kidbrooke have pleaded for the Silvertown Tunnel to be scrapped, as protesters hit City Hall for a second time this morning. Pupils and teachers from the Thomas Tallis school joined environmental campaigners from Extinction Rebellion and the Stop the Silvertown Tunnel Coalition to pressure London mayor Sadiq Khan to backtrack on the controversial […]