Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has proposed some welcome changes to the congestion charge.

The Mayor’s proposed changes include:

  • Reducing hours to 7am-6pm weekdays and 12-6pm weekends
  • Removing evening charges to support London’s culture, hospitality and night-time businesses
  • Reopening applications for the 90% residents’ discount

Shadow Transport Minister, Sam Tarry, said:

Throughout this pandemic the Government has played political games with TfL’s funding and continues to have them over a barrel financially, and previously forced them to increase the congestion charge as a condition of their bailout.

However, it is welcome news that Mayor Sadiq Khan is now scrapping the charge in the evenings, which will be a much-needed shot in the arm for our night-time economy as it emerges from this pandemic, as well as encouraging people to use our world-class public transport network and helping to cut emissions across the capital.


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