Posted 18th May 2021 | 1 Comment

TfL funding deal given short extension

updated 10.46

FUNDING for Transport for London has been extended until 28 May, while talks continue with the government over a longer-term financial settlement.

TfL said: ‘We continue to discuss our funding requirements with the government and hope these discussions can be concluded successfully soon, to enable a strong and robust recovery from the pandemic.

‘We have today agreed with the Government that our existing funding agreement will be extended until Friday 28 May so that these constructive discussions can be concluded.’

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch responded: ‘We need the government to stop using London transport as a political football and guarantee it the long term funding it needs as we move out of lockdown.

‘Make no mistake if, arising from these talks, there is any attempt from any quarter to attack safety, jobs and conditions RMT will resist this with the strongest possible industrial response.’

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  • Melvyn, Canvey Island , Essex

    This deal has obviously been held back until the results of the Mayor’s election were known .

    So now it’s time to stop treating London and it’s transport system differently to the National railways and agree an agreement given its London that subsidies the rest of the country !