It has now been revealed that the price of the congestion harge in London will increase, and its operating hours and days are also set to extend.
Sadiq Khan has announced that from June 22 2020, the Congestion Charge will rise 30% from £11.15 to £15 a day and will be temporarily enforced seven days a week instead of just on weekdays like it is as present.
The congestion charge operating hours will also be temporarily extended in the evenings from 6pm to 10pm.
The changes to the congestion charge are part of terms imposed on TFL in return for a £1.6 bailout from the government yesterday (May 14).
The congestion charge and ultra-low emission zone are set to be re-introduced in the Capital on Monday (May 18) after being suspended in March to allow key workers to get to work more easily.
Sadiq Khan was forced to accept the terms in exchange for finances from the government following the “catastrophic impact on TFL’s finances” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Of the changes, Sadiq Khan said” “I want to be completely honest and upfront with Londoners – this is not the deal I wanted. But it was the only deal the Government put on the table and I had no choice but to accept it to keep the Tubes and buses running.”