January 4, 2013


Transport for London (Tfl) wants to double its spending on improving London’s roads as they say that 80% of journeys each day in the capital are made using roads.

The business plan would see investment rise to £3.8bn, including money spend on cycling safety, allowing bus passengers to pay using their debit or credit card, doubling tracks on the tram link and Docklands Light Railway and making more than 28 tube station step-free by 2020.

However, the money for this will not only come from the government but from above-inflation public transport fares.

Labour London Assembly Transport spokesperson Val Shawcross said: “…we have already seen fates go up above inflation for the last five years. The mayor needs to realise that Londoners re struggling, it is time he reined these inflation-busting fares in.”

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