Data released today by the Department of Communities and Local Government also reveals that 5,160 London households are now classed as homeless, up from 4,700 the previous quarter and 4,690 in the final quarter of 2014.
First launched in 2007 when TfL took over the failing Silverlink service, London Overground now carries more than 170 million customers a year and is one of the UK’s most punctual and reliable rail services.
Mr Johnson has been pushing the case of greater fiscal devolution since his re-election in 2012 and has been working with other cities to convince ministers to allow local politicians a greater say in how locally raised taxes are spent.
The Transport Secretary claimed that Labour’s Sadiq Khan “has shown no interest in engaging with ministers on devolving rail services”.
Plans published today will make TfL responsible for all services which operate “mostly or wholly” within the Greater London Authority boundary.