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Khan lifts lid on No10’s role in suspending free youth travel

London

13 June 2020
Sadiq Khan says the policy was “crowbarred” into the deal by Number 10 without involving transport secretary Grant Shapps
Sadiq Khan says the policy was “crowbarred” into the deal by Number 10 without involving transport secretary Grant Shapps

 

The Government’s plan to suspend free youth travel on Transport for London services will place a new funding burden on London boroughs, the capital’s mayor has warned. 

The suspension was included as part of the Covid-19 financial aid package for Transport for London announced by the Government last month (LTT 29 May). 

A DfT spokeswoman this week confirmed to LTT that the suspension would be temporary but did not say when it would begin or end. “The decision...

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