Bosses beg Rishi Sunak to bail out TfL after threat to axe Tube lines

The Times


AIR joined eighty business and charity leaders to urge Rishi Sunak to extend his Covid-19 bailout to Transport for London this week to avoid derailing the government’s levelling up agenda.

The financial lifeline the chancellor threw to TfL during the pandemic ends on Saturday and, without a solution, London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has warned that one of the 11 Underground lines might have to be closed.

“Levelling down the country’s most powerful economic engine would hold back the UK’s economic recovery,” the business leaders wrote.

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