Transport for London will raise the congestion charge by 30%, temporarily stop free travel for children and charge over-60s to travel at peak times after securing a £1.6bn bailout from the government. TfL was forced to turn to the government after reporting a 90% fall in income as journeys on public transport in London have dried up during the nationwide lockdown. The capital’s congestion charge of £11.50 will be reimposed, as will the separate £12.50 charge imposed on older and dirtier vehicles entering central London. They had been lifted during lockdown. The congestion charge will then rise to £15 from 22 June, with enforcement extended from weekdays to the whole week and for longer hours.