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Campaigners protest London Transport Museum funding cuts

Posted at 10:30 am, December 13, 2012 in News, Transport
London Transport Museum protest

Campaigners protesting funding cuts to the London Transport Museum delivered a Christmas tree decorated with messages of support from the public for the campaign at City Hall yesterday morning. The demonstration was called in protest at Transport for London’s decision to slash £1.5 million from museum’s budget by 2016. The board of TfL was meeting at City Hall. Supporters of the museum are concerned that jobs will be cut and the entrance fee will be raised to £15, making the museum less accessible for many families. The campaign has won support from transport commentator Christian Wolmar and actor Tony Robinson. ‘London’s rich transport heritage has been well served by this acclaimed museum; curtailing its growth would be an act of cultural vandalism. We urge TfL to reinstate the £1.5m it has cut and preserve the full story of London’s remarkable transport system for the benefit of all our communities,’ said Robinson, a former Black Adder star.  TfL says it has had to slash the museum’s grant following government cuts to its overall transport funding. Rebecca Taylor

For more on the campaign see tssa.org.uk/LTMxmas

London Transport Museum protest

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