TfL bosses decide up £625 tab for taxi to take passenger on 120-mile journey house after she missed the final prepare…regardless that she might have taken £30 cab by catching service to the subsequent nearest station

  • Tube bosses paid £625 for a taxi after a prepare fault meant lady missed her prepare
  • A girl wished a prepare to Peterborough in time for the final Lincolnshire service 
  • Employees booked a £625 taxi for the whole two-and-a-half hour journey from King’s Cross
  • However she might have caught a prepare to Peterborough after which a £30 cab house

James Salmon Transport Editor For The Each day Mail

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Beneficiant Tube bosses splashed out £625 for a taxi to take a passenger 120 miles house after a fault on the Victoria line meant she missed her prepare.

And though the unnamed lady might have caught a prepare to Peterborough after which taken a £30 cab to her house in Spalding, Lincolnshire, workers booked a taxi for the whole two-and-a-half hour journey from King’s Cross. 

They mentioned they have been ‘unable’ to rearrange a automotive from Peterborough.

This map shows the £625 taxi journey in red, compared to the £30 trip highlighted in blue. Staff booked a taxi for the entire two-and-a-half hour trip from King’s Cross. They said they were ‘unable’ to arrange a car from Peterborough

This map shows the £625 taxi journey in red, compared to the £30 trip highlighted in blue. Staff booked a taxi for the entire two-and-a-half hour trip from King’s Cross. They said they were ‘unable’ to arrange a car from Peterborough

This map reveals the £625 taxi journey in purple, in comparison with the £30 journey highlighted in blue. Employees booked a taxi for the whole two-and-a-half hour journey from King’s Cross. They mentioned they have been ‘unable’ to rearrange a automotive from Peterborough

The woman had intended to catch a train to Peterborough in time for the last local service to Spalding – but missed it due to the problems on the Tube. A fault on the Victoria line meant she missed her train [File photo]

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The woman had intended to catch a train to Peterborough in time for the last local service to Spalding – but missed it due to the problems on the Tube. A fault on the Victoria line meant she missed her train [File photo]

The girl had meant to catch a prepare to Peterborough in time for the final native service to Spalding – however missed it because of the issues on the Tube. A fault on the Victoria line meant she missed her prepare [File photo]

Particulars of the journey, in June final 12 months, emerged as London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched figures exhibiting Transport for London spent greater than £3.5million on taxis in 2017/18. 

He known as it ‘an distinctive journey linked to extreme service disruption’.

The girl had meant to catch a prepare to Peterborough in time for the final native service to Spalding – however missed it because of the issues on the Tube.

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Many of the £3,587,031 was spent on accumulating early morning Tube workers from house and bringing them into work. 

The unnamed woman could have caught a train to Peterborough and then taken a £30 cab to her home in Spalding, Lincolnshire [File photo]

The unnamed woman could have caught a train to Peterborough and then taken a £30 cab to her home in Spalding, Lincolnshire [File photo]

The unnamed lady might have caught a prepare to Peterborough after which taken a £30 cab to her house in Spalding, Lincolnshire [File photo]

However Susan Corridor, deputy chief of the Higher London Authority’s Conservatives, mentioned the invoice was ‘a kick within the enamel for Londoners contending with rammed Tube carriages and rising season ticket costs’.

TfL is £200million within the purple this monetary 12 months and isn’t anticipated to interrupt even till 2022/23. 

A spokesman mentioned: ‘We’ve reviewed our coverage on particular taxis.’

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