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    London Congestion Charge

    What do we think of this decision by Mayor Sadiq Khan

    https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...ilout-11988726

    I dont think its either fair, justified, or appropriate at this time smacks of political opportunism to me

    John


    #2
    It has npothing to do with Sadiq Khan. It is part of the bail out deal.

    Does seem strange that after asking everyone to go back to work, do not use public transport, use your cars, then reintroduce the congestion charge.and next month increase it

    They are also increasing fares and removing the Freedom Pass. Also as part of the government deal, children will no longer have free travel across London and restrictions on passes for disabled an over 60s will also be imposed during peak hours
    Last edited by andyn, Bucks; 15th May 2020, 07:18 PM.

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      #3
      The congestion charge is a tiny bit of central London.

      I could not take my diesel car into the zone at any time without paying.
      Last edited by Topdeck, London; 15th May 2020, 06:25 PM.

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        #4
        Corrected my post.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
          Corrected my post.
          Hi TD
          Well done.
          Just waiting for the OP to correct his now,,,,must be out on the golf course!!!

          JC

          C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
          "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
            Corrected my post.
            Yes, I noticed

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              #7
              Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
              Hi TD
              Well done.
              Just waiting for the OP to correct his now,,,,must be out on the golf course!!!

              JC
              Some of it is correct..............it does smack of political opportunism

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                #8
                Hi Andy.
                Wait until they announce the scrapping of the triple lock on Pensions (to save the economy),,,the Silver Surfers will be outraged.

                As reported in the Torygraph,,,the Tory Party house journal,,,,they get the leaks first.

                JC
                C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                  #9
                  The way things are going there is going to be a significant reduction in demand on the state pension pot.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
                    The way things are going there is going to be a significant reduction in demand on the state pension pot.
                    Hi TD
                    I heard that argument on a lunchtime local radio phone in,,,,,,for not doing away with the Triple Lock.

                    JC
                    C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                    "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                      Hi TD
                      Well done.
                      Just waiting for the OP to correct his now,,,,must be out on the golf course!!!

                      JC
                      Dont hold your breath JC, we might agree on some issues, not this one

                      John

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                        #12
                        With such a huge potential market it amazes me that Transport for London makes such enormous losses. Approaching £££’s Billion a year.

                        How can this be? Fares too low? Too many little used routes? Too many staff on too high salaries?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
                          With such a huge potential market it amazes me that Transport for London makes such enormous losses. Approaching £££’s Billion a year.

                          How can this be? Fares too low? Too many little used routes? Too many staff on too high salaries?
                          I think all transport authorities make a loss. They have to provide unprofitable services. TFL used to receive a grant of £700m but that was stopped in 2019, it is now one of only a few transport authorities that does not recieve state support.
                          The losses will be due to declining numbers, people are no longer using the services, online shopping, Uber, etc. Yet they still need to provide the links for those that do, and need to, still use public transport..
                          And yes, the fares are probably to low.
                          Last edited by andyn, Bucks; 16th May 2020, 08:02 AM.

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                            #14
                            The fares were frozen in May 2016 when he took office, that in itself is a significant chunk of the problem.

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                              #15
                              Fare evasion is a significant factor and not only for Transport for London. I can almost guarantee that tickets will not be checked on the train company that I use and that all but the largest stations are (wide) open. On the rare occasion that tickets are checked those without any are merely requested to pay for their stated journey with no further fine let alone prosecution.

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