Without an urgent injection of funds, London’s transport system will be in crisis.
Transport for London depends heavily on fare income and this has plunged since the start of the Covid pandemic. Unlike the national rail services, TFL has only had short term help from the government with conditions attached, and we are days away from the deal running out.
The Bakerloo line already has the oldest trains in London but now the situation is so serious that closing an entire tube line may be considered – with the Bakerloo seen as most at risk.
We, the residents of Westminster, urge the government to provide proper support for Transport for London, and to protect the Bakerloo line and stations like Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale.
We are critically dependent on the Bakerloo line to get around the rest of London from our homes, to work and to leisure and to meet our friends and family. We also rely on public transport as a major contributor to tackling pollution and reducing carbon emissions.
Support our campaign to defend the Bakerloo Line by signing our petition now!
Karen Buck MP and Westminster Labour Group Councillors have written to the Secretary of State for Transport urging the Government to provide the funding needed to help TFL protect local services.