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Public transport bill for Covid tops £6bn

Cover-19

02 October 2020
 

Emergency financial support provided to public transport during the Covid pandemic has exceeded £6bn, figures reveal.

Rail has been by far the biggest recipient of additional support. The DfT paid operators £337m extra in March and £600m-£700m for every four-week period since then, averaging £668m in the first three periods of 2020/21. If rail support is assumed to be £600m for each of the subsequent periods, then total rail support to the end of September...

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