The 24 hour, 365 day a year ULEZ scheme launched on April 8th and requires drivers to pay a daily charge unless their vehicles comply with meet Euro 4 emission standards for petrol vehicles or Euro 6 for diesel vehicles.
Originally due to open in December 2018, the troubled rail link is now severely over budget and the delayed opening is the subject of several parliamentary and London Assembly investigations.
Passenger services had been due to start last December but in August Crossrail Limited, the company set up by Transport for London and the Department for Transport to build the railway, announced the target date would not be met.
Plans to close ticket offices at 51 London Overground stations were unveiled last year, with TfL rail boss Jon Fox claiming the take-up of Oyster and contactless payment was “creating an opportunity to improve the way stations are managed and how staff serve customers.”
Transport for London have confirmed that a series of cuts to the bus network are to proceed, despite opposition from local politicians, passengers and the capital’s transport watchdog, London Travelwatch.