Tube cash payments: the voice of vulnerable passengers has been heard

Caroline Pidgeon has welcomed Transport for London's cancellation of its plans to make the Tube cash-free.

Caroline told the Evening Standard:

“This is a welcome announcement. For a long time TfL’s strategy was to remove by stealth the ability to use cash at its station ticket machines.

“The decisions it made last year on removing cash payments were based on zero consultation with passengers and little real evidence of passenger or staff safety.

“Thankfully the voice of vulnerable passengers has been heard. Permanently removing the option of cash payments would have a serious impact on many passengers, especially those on low incomes, children and the 260,000 adults in London without a bank account.”

Read the full story in the Evening Standard.