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London’s commuters will pay a heavy price for Mayor’s blunders over Night Tube – Caroline Pidgeon

November 9, 2015 6:26 PM

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on reports in today's Financial Times that TfL is paying 500 additional workers £1.5 million a month since September for a new Night Tube that will not start until next year said:

"Soon the Mayor will be announcing the fare changes for next year and we will discover the real price that London commuters will have to pay for the long list of the Mayor's financial blunders and vanity projects.

"The Mayor of London made a critical error in announcing a starting date for the Night Tube. He strengthened the union's negotiating position by announcing a specific starting date so many months before all the arrangements were in place or agreed. We now have the utter fiasco of an increased wage bill but no new service.

"Once again the Mayor, who is the chair of TfL, has let down passengers."