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Union warns of funding shortfall stopping TfL services

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Trade Union the TSSA has sent out a warning to the UK Government, claiming that services in London could start “grinding to a halt”.

It’s general secretary, Manuel Cortes, has sent out a statement warning the Prime Minister there is a danger that, without a long-term funding plan, Transport for London (TfL) services will grind to a halt.

The current funding arrangement will run out 11 December 2021.

Manuel Cortes, TSSA.

He said: “It’s frankly disgusting that Boris Johnson is playing Russian roulette with the future of public transport in London. 

“We understand that with just a few short weeks left of the current financial support package from the government no discussions are planned about the additional money TfL needs to keep services running, as passenger numbers have yet to recover from pre-pandemic levels. 

“Johnson may talk a good game when it comes to dealing with the challenges of climate change but failing to adequately fund public transport shows that his decarbonisation credentials are yet more hot air.

“The government must step up to the plate before TfL services start grinding to a halt. It’s that simple.”

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