20/10/2021

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Flagship HS2 station under threat as Sadiq Khan shelves vital upgrades

An extension of the Docklands Gentle Railway is also at possibility, the report concluded.

Crossrail two, a proposed £40bn north-south line, and an extension of the Bakerloo tube line have already been set on keep. 

Mr Khan had sought a £15.8bn very long-expression funding offer to repair service TfL’s funds and make it possible for it to commence with a collection of terribly desired updates.

The authority, which is around twice as dependent on fare profits as comparable-sized towns overseas, was hit really hard by the pandemic. It has already gained almost £4bn of taxpayer handouts.

But the Governing administration alternatively made available £1.08bn to retain the Tube, trains and buses jogging till December. In return, Mr Khan agreed to evaluate the feasibility of driverless Tube trains, maximize fares and lower expenses.

A spokesman for Transportation for London reported: “We proceed to perform with the Governing administration on our lengthier expression funding so we can prepare correctly for London’s long run. We are providing transformative additions and enhancements across the transport network, these as finishing 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 strains, and the Lender Station Improve.

“Our Monetary Sustainability Program, released in January this calendar year, sets out what we need to produce and outlines how very long-expression funding certainty will enable us to produce these economically and effectively. Even so, the growth of new key jobs, which are essential for decarbonisation, bettering air high-quality and supporting new homes and work opportunities, is reliant on the end result of discussions more than our lengthier expression funding.”