After being alerted by concerned Tube staff to a plan to make all stations cashless, Caroline Pidgeon has criticised TfL's attempts to do this by stealth during a pandemic, and described the negative impact it would have:
Caroline told the Evening Standard:
“The move to solely cashless ticket machines at London Underground stations must not happen by stealth.
“We need to carefully consider the needs of people who do not have bank accounts, many of whom are on low incomes. Soon young people will also need to increasingly use ticket machines due to the Government stripping away free transport services for many under 18s. TfL also must carefully consider the needs of tourists as well.”