As of tomorrow morning buses in the capital will no longer accept cash to pay for fares.Read the full story ›
New figures released by Transport for London have shown that one person is hospitalised every day in a bus crash in the capital.
The report showed that 86 people had been taken to hospital in accidents over the past three months, which equates to an average of one each day. Boris Johnson will face questions on the figures at Mayor's Question Time later this afternoon.
Since the Congestion Charge was introduced in 2003, TfL says more than £1.2 billion of revenue has been re-invested in transport, including:
- £960m on improvements to the bus network
- £102m on roads and bridges
- £70m on road safety
- £51m on local transport/borough plans
- £36m on sustainable transport and the environment
The £1.50 increase is the first since 2011 and is in line with inflation. The Congestion Charge over the last decade has reduced traffic levels by thirty percent and this increase will continue to deter unnecessary journeys into central London.
"The project is about freeing up capacity on the city surface and reclaiming space for public parks, pedestrians and cyclists,” says TfL.Read the full story ›
Transport for London staff from three transport unions are on strike this morning.
Backroom staff from the RMT, TSSA and Unite unions are staging a 24 hour walk-out in a dispute over pay and pensions.
The Transport for London commissioner Sir Peter Hendy is appearing on radio station LBC this morning.
His radio appearance comes a day after further strike action by RMT members was averted.
A three day strike had been planned to take place this week.
Staff at Transport for London are ready to fight against plans to freeze wages and cut final salary pensions, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association have said.
Supervisors and managers have voted to go on strike over the plans.
Manuel Cortes, the union's general secretary, said:
We have George Osborne telling us that he has now beaten the cost of living crisis with wages ahead of inflation while the Mayor of London plans to inflict his very own brand of cost of living crisis on our members in TfL.
He not only wants to freeze wages by scrapping annual increases but wants to cut final salary pensions as well. Needless to say, this plan does not apply to senior managers.
This is hypocrisy of the first order. We took action in February to defend our members' jobs in the ticket office closure dispute and we are now ready to do the same at TfL.
Staff at Transport for London have voted to go on strike in a row over pay and pensions.
The Transport Salaried Staffs Association said around 1,000 supervisors and managers voted by 3-1 in protest at a wage freeze and cuts to pensions.
There was a 47 per cent turnout by staff based at TfL's head office.
The TSSA union's general secretary has called for urgent talks to avoid strike action within the next four weeks.
Commuters will no longer be able to pay using cash on London buses from Sunday July 6.
Transport for London (TfL) said the decision follows a drop in the number of people paying their fare in cash, with 99 per cent of customers already using Oyster cards.
Leon Daniels, Managing Director for TfL Surface Transport, said: “As Londoners and visitors change the way they pay for goods and services in the capital I am proud that we at the forefront of that change.
"Customers will not only benefit from a quicker, cheaper and more convenient method of paying their bus fare; it will also enable us to save millions of pounds each year – which will be reinvested in further improvements to the capital’s transport network."