Govt funding agreement with TfL – McMahon responds
Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on news of the Government’s funding agreement with Transport for London:
“It’s extremely worrying that despite repeated requests, the Government is offering only a papering-over-the-cracks funding package for Transport for London, with such punitive conditions.
“If the Government gives financial support to the privately operated rail network, it is inconceivable that it does not do the same for publicly owned transport providers like TfL, which need long-term secure funding during what could be a lengthy period in which they won’t be able to operate at full capacity.
“We need a comprehensive transport plan to keep our public transport moving again including giving local transport services the funding they need.”