Boris Johnson has thanked Londoners for their efforts to get the capital moving and is urging all would-be passengers to check before they travel in light to the ongoing disruptions to London’s roads and transport network.
The Mayor has also called on those able to help elderly neighbours and others who are vulnerable during these exceptional weather conditions to do so.
In a statement issued by City Hall Mayor Johnson said:
“I want to thank all Londoners who made an exceptional effort to get the capital moving today. Having travelled in by bike this morning I know how difficult conditions are. I especially want to thank those who have worked to get tube services running, clear the roads and, I am proud to say, have now got a limited bus service running.
As a gesture of my appreciation for those who have travelled to work this morning I have instructed TFL to suspend the congestion charge today.
These are some of the most challenging weather conditions we have faced in London in two decades. I have been liaising since dawn with the Transport Commissioner, London Fire Brigade and the police.
It is vital that we all pull together and pool resources to get London through this difficult situation. With further snow due this afternoon I urge everyone to consider how they will be traveling home and check the latest updates from TFL.
The safety of the city and its inhabitants is my overriding concern. I urge Londoners to check on elderly neighbours and others who are vulnerable in these freezing temperatures.”
I want to assure everyone that we are doing everything we can to get the capital moving and keep Londoners safe.”