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Transport for London Act 2008

Type of Bill:
Private Bill
Parliamentary agents:
Eversheds LLP
Promoted by:
Transport for London

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Transport for London Act 2008 (c. i) - html version 22.05.2008

Latest news on the Transport for London Act 2008

The Bill received Royal Assent on 22 May 2008.  It is now an Act: The Transport for London Act 2008 (chapter i). 

Petition information

There will be no further opportunities to petition against this Bill. 

  • Lords petitioning period ended 6.2.06
  • Commons petitioning period ended 14.05.07

Summary of the Transport for London Act 2008

Transport matters in London are devolved to Transport for London (TfL) under the Greater London Authority Act 1999. The Bill provides TfL with further powers related to its responsibilities for road user charging, London cabs and private hire vehicles, fare enforcement, street management and other miscellaneous matters. In particular, it:

  • increases TfL's powers to fine and remove vehicles that fail to pay any road charges within London
  • implements a 'default' fare system for black cab journeys from London to a destination outside the boundary
  • permits fixed penalty notices to be issued for specified black cab and minicab offences.

Further information can be found in the Explanatory Memorandum that accompanies the Bill.

Read the Explanatory Memorandum

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