London crisis: An entire Tube line is on the verge of closure — Khan is under criticism as the capital comes to a halt.

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London crisis: An entire Tube line is on the verge of closure — Khan is under criticism as the capital comes to a halt.

In the midst of a terrible financial crisis, a whole Tube line may be forced to close.

“Full shutdown of a line or part of a line or smaller cutbacks across the entire [Underground] network,” TfL finance chief Simon Kilonback told the TfL finance committee.

The inability to gain government funding for long-term maintenance and renovations, according to the chief, would have a negative influence on the tube.

The Bakerloo and Jubilee lines, according to reports, are both in danger of being shut down.

London tube drivers have threatened to strike over the Night Tube’s staff rotas.

Drivers on the Victoria, Central, Northern, Piccadilly, and Jubilee lines will all walk out in protest of the rotas.

“We are disappointed that the RMT is threatening London with this unwarranted action,” said Nick Dent, head of London Underground Customer Operations.

“All other unions have praised the good adjustments to Tube driver rosters, which have given drivers more flexibility as well as permanent work and job security.

“We’ve been meeting with the RMT through Acas for a number of months to attempt to settle their difficulties, and we’re still open to talking more.”

Fines for rail ticket evaders are also set to rise, from £50 to £100.

If the dodger pays their fee within 21 days, the cost is reduced to £50.

The current penalty is “£20.00 or TWICE the relevant single fare from the station where you started your travel to either the next station where the train stops, or the station where you exit the train, whichever is the bigger sum,” according to the National Rail website.

Anthony Smith, CEO of Transport Focus, an independent monitor, said: “Penalty fees must be an effective deterrent; otherwise, the great majority of honest customers will end up subsidizing price dodgers.

“It’s only fair that train operators catch and deter people who refuse to pay their fare.

“However, they must ensure that appropriate safeguards for passengers exist, including staff training to ensure that they are able to apply discretion when an innocent error is plainly made.”

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