Transport bosses have called on London commuters to help make sure that the capital keeps moving today, as Met police have shut roads in London’s worst-hit areas.
At least twelve Tube stations have been closed while hundreds of buses have been diverted because of the rioting spreading. Some streets still remained shut this morning.
Sections of the Tramlink will be completely out of action until the foreseeable future after fires in Croydon became so intense that they melted tracks and essential electrical equipment.
Peter Hendry, London’s transport commissioner said that London must keep moving even though no one’s safety is guaranteed. If our society breaks down, he continued, citizens won’t be able to get to and from their place of work.
Hendry added that good services continue to operate across London’s vast transport networks, ensuring Londoners are able to get to their place of work and around the rest of the city. Staff across these networks deserve rewarding for doing an outstanding job, it was concluded.
Transport union bosses say that they are becoming increasingly concerned for the well-being of their workers after three buses were attacked. The regional secretary of Unite London, Peter Kavanagh, urged consistent cross-capital action that will put the well-being of workers and passengers at the top of a lengthy agenda.