Coronavirus: London congestion charge dropped as drivers get free travel

Transport for London has suspended all road user charging schemes, including the congestion charge, to ensure critical workers can travel freely in the capital as they continue to fight coronavirus.

The congestion charge is an £11.50 daily charge for driving a vehicle within the charging red zone between 7AM and 6PM Monday to Friday.

Despite lifting the charge, Sadiq Khan has urged people to keep the roads clear for emergency services and critical workers who will need vehicles.

He said: "People should not be travelling, by any means, unless they really have to. London's roads should now only be used for essential journeys.

“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."

It follows calls for the Mayor of London to shut down the TFL network, amid claims it is a “breeding ground” for COVID-19.

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