ULEZ and Congestion Charges Suspended
All charges for drivers in London are now suspended for an indeterminate period.
This includes both the ULEZ and the congestion charge.
This drastic move is to ensure critical workers who work in the capital can travel throughout the city more effectively.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said:
“To help our critical workers get to work and for essential deliveries to take place, I have instructed TfL to temporarily suspend the Congestion Charge, ULEZ and Low Emission Zone from Monday.”
“People should not be travelling, by any means, unless they really have to. London’s roads should now only be used for essential journeys.
The move makes travel by car the easiest option for critical workers. It also means that they will be using often cramped modes of public transport which lowers infection risk.
Also, NHS workers have been given access codes for Santander Cycles. Which means all journeys under 30 minutes are free.
Paul Cowperthwaite, Transport for London’s general manager of road User charging, said:
“Emergency services workers are absolutely fundamental to our response, but supermarket workers, utilities engineers, refuse collectors, and many more, also need to be able to travel to keep the city functioning,” he said. “This is why we have temporarily suspended road user charging in the capital.”
Cambrian Fuel Card Services are deeply grateful to key workers and frontline staff for their efforts in combatting the coronavirus outbreak.
We would also like to inform our customers that we are open and here for you, if not now but when things get back to normal.
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To read the official statement click here – //tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2020/march/tfl-suspends-all-road-user-charging-schemes-to-help-critical-workers?intcmp=62502