House of Commons
FUNDING AND PROTECTING LONDON UNDERGROUND SERVICES
EDM #2503
Tabled 18 June 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House notes the importance of London Underground to our communities, economy and environment; pays tribute to the hard work of staff who keep the network running; is dismayed that the Government has withdrawn its operational subsidy for Transport for London, which means that London Underground is the only metro of its kind in the world that does not receive such subsidy; calls for the subsidy to be reinstated at a level that allows for the provision of a world-class service and affordable fares; further calls on Transport for London to protect safety and service by not cutting staffing, conditions, maintenance and engineering and meeting any funding shortfall through other mechanisms including ending profiteering on outsourced functions such as cleaning by bringing this work in house, borrowing and using reserves.