Khan confirms Blackwall Tunnel tolling

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that drivers will have to pay to drive through the Blackwall Tunnel from 2025, and that it should come as “no surprise”. He told the London Evening Standard newspaper it had been in the pipeline for years, and was needed to help pay for the new Silvertown tunnel, which […]

ULEZ widened across London, but questions raised over legality

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has described the widening of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of London “a difficult decision but the right one to save lives”. All London boroughs are now covered by the restrictions on older vehicles, whose drivers must now pay £12.50 a day to drive anywhere in London. […]

Khan urges councils to put up ULEZ warning signs

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is urging councils neighbouring London who are opposed to his expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to put up warning signs on their side of the boundary. The Telegraph quotes a spokesman for Mr Khan urging the Conservative authorities in Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire to “do what’s best for their […]

Khan wins ULEZ court ruling

A High Court judge has ruled that London Mayor Sadiq Khan can go ahead with plans to extend the Ultra Low Emission Zone to the whole of London from 29 August. Five Conservative-led councils, London Boroughs Bexley, Bromley, Hillingdon, and Harrow, along with Surrey County Council, had challenged the plans on the basis of “unfair […]

Sunak urged to drop 2030 petrol and diesel ban

Rishi Sunak has been urged to scrap the ban on new petrol and diesel cars scheduled for 2030 after his party’s by-election win in Uxbridge last week was put down to opposition to the ULEZ expansion. The success, in the face of two significant losses in other by-elections for the Conservatives, followed a campaign opposing […]

Minister confirms TfL looking at pay-per-mile charging

London’s Mayor is looking into the technicalities of pay-as-you-drive charging across London. Transport Minister Richard Holden told the Commons that Sadiq Khan has asked Transport for London officials, including Deputy Mayor for Transport Seb Dance, to look into the “technicalities” of introducing the plan. The Guido Fawkes website reports Mr Holden said in the […]

Khan extends ULEZ scheme after pressure from Labour MPs

London’s Mayor has announced that tens of thousands more Londoners, including all those receiving child benefit and all small businesses in the capital, will be eligible for financial support to replace polluting vehicles from the end of July. Sadiq Khan says this is part of a major extension of London’s biggest ever scrappage scheme ahead […]

London travelcards could be scrapped to increase TfL revenues

Commuters and daytrippers into London face paying higher fares to travel around the capital, as London Mayor Sadiq Khan considers scrapping the day travelcard. The card means people pay one fare to take a train and then have unlimited travel on tubes and buses for a fare less than the combined cost of buying a […]

Johnson says ULEZ expansion about money not air quality

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed plans to expand London’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone has nothing to do with air pollution, but instead designed to fill a black hole in Transport for London’s finanances. The expansion of ULEZ will mean a daily charge of £12.50 on non-compliant cars driving in all London boroughs, affecting around one […]

Councils’ ULEZ expansion challenge goes to High Court

Five councils opposed to the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover the whole of London have won the right to challenge the validity of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision. Boroughs Bexley, Bromley, Hillingdon and Harrow, in addition to Surrey County Council, applied for a judicial review earlier this year, and judges have now […]


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