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TfL chief warns against transport cuts

09 May 2013/Categories: Industry News


Transport for London (TfL) commissioner Sir Peter Hendy has urged the government to continue spending money on the city's travel network.


London has one of the best public transport infrastructures in the world, but there are concerns the city may fall behind if funding suddenly dries up.


Speaking to the London Evening Standard, Sir Peter said the work carried out by TfL supports 40,000 jobs elsewhere in the country and these positions could be jeopardised if financial cuts come into force.


He expects London's population to reach nine million by 2018 and an extra 2.4 million daily trips will be made on public transport by 2031, so it is vitally important London's infrastructure can cope with this significant upturn in demand.


"We are asking for a stable level of investment which will enable us to keep the assets in good condition," Sir Peter was quoted as saying.


On the face of it, the future of London's transport network appears to be bright, as the Crossrail development continues to take shape and the city will also benefit from the proposed High Speed 2 route.

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