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The transport system in London is made up of London Underground, rail services, buses, trams, taxis and minicabs, walking, cycling, river traffic and roads.

The Mayor develops the strategy for transport across London and looks at the ways Londoners get about in the capital.

Transport for London (TfL) implements the Mayor’s transport strategy and oversees transport services across London.

The Mayor sets TfL’s budget, appoints the board and is responsible for ensuring London’s transport meets the demands of a growing city.

The London Assembly holds TfL to account and reviews its budget and performance. It also reviews the Mayor’s transport strategy, recommending improvements and testing its delivery.

The London Assembly’s Transport Committee examines all aspects of the capital's transport system in order to press for improvements for Londoners. The Committee pays particular attention to how the Mayor's transport strategy is being implemented, and looks closely at the work of Transport for London and other transport operators.

The Assembly also oversees the operation and budget of London TravelWatch, the capital’s transport users’ watchdog.


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