Flagship HS2 station under threat as Sadiq Khan shelves vital upgrades

An extension of the Docklands Gentle Railway is also at threat, the report concluded. Crossrail

An extension of the Docklands Gentle Railway is also at threat, the report concluded.

Crossrail two, a proposed £40bn north-south line, and an extension of the Bakerloo tube line have already been place on hold. 

Mr Khan experienced sought a £15.8bn prolonged-expression funding offer to maintenance TfL’s funds and enable it to progress with a collection of terribly wanted updates.

The authority, which is roughly two times as dependent on fare revenue as identical-sized towns overseas, was hit hard by the pandemic. It has already gained almost £4bn of taxpayer handouts.

But the Govt instead made available £1.08bn to maintain the Tube, trains and buses functioning right until December. In return, Mr Khan agreed to assessment the feasibility of driverless Tube trains, raise fares and slash costs.

A spokesman for Transportation for London mentioned: “We keep on to function with the Govt on our extended expression funding so we can system proficiently for London’s foreseeable future. We are offering transformative additions and enhancements across the transport community, these as completing the Elizabeth line, the Northern Line Extension, the extension of London Overground to Barking Riverside, new signalling on the Circle, District, Hammersmith & Town and Metropolitan lines, and the Lender Station Update.

“Our Economical Sustainability Plan, printed in January this yr, sets out what we need to have to provide and outlines how prolonged-expression funding certainty will help us to provide these economically and proficiently. On the other hand, the enhancement of new key jobs, which are vital for decarbonisation, bettering air quality and supporting new houses and work, is reliant on the outcome of conversations around our extended expression funding.”