Tuesday 18 May 2021 / 11:19 AM Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon comments on reports that the Government has announced a 10 day TfL funding extension

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on reports that the Government has announced a 10 day TfL funding extension, said:

 

“This is yet another papering-over-the-cracks approach, with punitive conditions attached.

 

“If the Government gives long-term financial support to the privately operated rail network, it is inconceivable that it doesn’t do the same for publicly owned transport providers like TfL, which will continue to need secure funding to keep London moving as we exit lockdown.

 

“Labour has repeatedly stressed that we need a comprehensive transport plan to secure the networks people rely on as the ripples of this crisis continue to be felt.”

 

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