Siobhan Benita, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Mayor of London, has written to Transport Minister Grant Shapps asking him to urgently reverse the temporary suspension of free travel for under 18s in London.
The condition was part of the recently announced support funding package for Transport for London.
Benita described the scrapping of the concession as “unjust” and said that it will be “a disaster for the capital’s poorest families”.
She further noted that promised “special arrangements” for those that qualify for free travel to school have yet to materialise and with many pupils due to return to school next week, the situation has now become urgent.
Siobhan Benita, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Mayor of London, said:
“Young Londoners will be returning to school next week and many of them rely on free travel to get there. Taking away this concession was always unjust but without special arrangements in place for those most in need, the most sensible thing to do at this stage is to reverse the decision urgently.”