On a day which has seen the majority of London bus routes suspended, Labour’s deputy leader on the London Assembly has called for an investigation into the decision not to run services.
After a night of heavy snow many Londoners found themselves unable to make crucial journeys as the capital’s bus fleet was confined to garages.
In a number of travel updates, Transport for London has sought to highlight that 95% of the capital’s roads are under the control of local councils.
Labour’s John Biggs said: “Once the snow has cleared and London returns to normal there needs to be some thoughtful reflection at Transport for London and in the Mayor’s office, as it appears they could have been caught napping. London needs Londoners to get to work, as they have done in previous years when there was no mass cancellation of bus services.”
“Boris is happy to take the credit when things go right, he should show some leadership and take some responsibility when they go wrong. It may be that the weather is so unprecedented that even with a week’s notice there was nothing TfL could do, but rushing to blame London’s boroughs seems hasty and simplistic.”