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|15 Sep 2020, 5:48 p.m.||Croydon Tramlink: Sutton||Elliot Colburn|
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with (a) Transport for London and (b) the Mayor of London on TfL's decision to suspend funding for the tramlink extension to Sutton.
Answer (Rachel Maclean)
In May the Government agreed a £1.6 billion funding and finance package with Transport for London (TfL) to enable them to continue operating essential services, transporting passengers safely and protecting staff during the pandemic.
Transport in London is devolved to the Mayor and there are difficult choices to be made to ensure that he is minimising the call on the government funding package in the interest of the taxpayer.
Government is currently undertaking a review of TfL’s finances which will consider TfL’s revenues and costs over the next five years.