TfL Free travel

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Reference: 
2004/0155
Question By: 
Eric Ollerenshaw
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

Further to my previous question, the Mayor also justified the awarding of these free passes on the grounds that such a scheme aids recruitment and retention. As he then went on to say that free travel was still allowed for retired employees, how does this scheme encourage staff to remain in employment at TfL instead of retiring early? .

Answer

Answer for TfL Free travel

Answer for TfL Free travel

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

Only staff who have completed 20 years' service or more and are over 50 years of age at the time of their retirement are allowed to keep their staff travel pass when they retire from Transport for London.

80% of retired staff are over the age of 60. If they live in London they would, in any case, be eligible for free travel via the Freedom Pass. .