December 5, 2022

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Flagship HS2 station under threat as Sadiq Khan shelves vital upgrades

An extension of the Docklands Mild Railway is also at threat, the report concluded.

Crossrail two, a proposed £40bn north-south line, and an extension of the Bakerloo tube line have now been place on maintain. 

Mr Khan had sought a £15.8bn long-term funding deal to restore TfL’s funds and allow it to carry on with a collection of terribly needed updates.

The authority, which is about 2 times as dependent on fare revenue as identical-sized cities abroad, was hit difficult by the pandemic. It has now gained almost £4bn of taxpayer handouts.

But the Authorities in its place supplied £1.08bn to continue to keep the Tube, trains and buses jogging right until December. In return, Mr Khan agreed to evaluation the feasibility of driverless Tube trains, raise fares and reduce charges.

A spokesman for Transportation for London explained: “We continue to do the job with the Authorities on our lengthier term funding so we can prepare efficiently for London’s potential. We are providing transformative additions and enhancements throughout the transportation community, this kind of as completing the Elizabeth line, the Northern Line Extension, the extension of London Overground to Barking Riverside, new signalling on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & Town and Metropolitan lines, and the Bank Station Upgrade.

“Our Fiscal Sustainability Plan, released in January this calendar year, sets out what we want to produce and outlines how long-term funding certainty will enable us to produce these economically and proficiently. However, the improvement of new big tasks, which are vital for decarbonisation, improving upon air top quality and supporting new properties and positions, is reliant on the final result of discussions in excess of our lengthier term funding.”