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LIVINGSTONE'S CONGESTION CHARGING PLAN GOES LIVE

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London mayor Ken Livingstone has confirmed congestion charging will go live in the capital within a year. ...
London mayor Ken Livingstone has confirmed congestion charging will go live in the capital within a year.

The scheme will start on 17 February 2003, with drivers paying£5 to enter central London between 7am and 6.30pm.

Transport for London estimates the scheme will raise between£130m and£150m a year, reduce traffic in the zone

by 10-15% and speed up travel by 20-30%.

The scheme, widely backed by transport experts, is fiercely opposed by a number of London boroughs.

Westminster City Council is considering legal action against the mayor for failing to hold a public inquiry into the charging.

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