TfL will get £1bn bailout in return for making case for driverless trains
Transport information: Work to introduce driverless tube trains has been demanded by ministers as a part of an emergency funding settlement for Transport for London, with the federal government injecting simply over £1bn to assist the capital recover from the pandemic.
TfL might be obliged to supply enterprise instances for driverless trains on the Piccadilly and Waterloo and Metropolis traces in return for the newest funding, which additionally comes with a requirement to make £300m of annual cuts and slash pensions.
The mayor, Sadiq Khan, stated the short-term settlement was a “sticking plaster” and that he had reluctantly agreed to the circumstances.
Nevertheless, he promised to combat any additional strikes to introduce driverless trains, which he stated would value billions of kilos and be a “gross misuse of taxpayers’ cash”.
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