From today, Monday 23 March, all road user charging schemes in London are temporarily suspended until further notice.
This move has been made to ensure London’s critical workers, particularly those in the NHS, are able to travel round London as easily as possible during this national emergency. It also supports the supply chain, the effort to keep supermarkets fully stocked and the city’s continued operation.
Government advice is that people need to limit social contact and travel should only be undertaken if absolutely necessary. The roads need to be kept clear for the emergency services and critical workers who need to get around by car. Drivers are asked to consider the wider implications when thinking about using their vehicles.
Public transport is still the best way for critical workers to travel where possible. To keep the network running TfL has reduced the number of stations open and are ensuring they are appropriately staffed. For some of these workers, in the current circumstances driving to work will be the simplest option, which is why the charges have been lifted.