Livingstone to Announce Transport Policies

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Ken Livingstone is due to announce his transport pledges later today, reports the BBC.

We'll add his latest pronouncements to our polices page, here.

Meanwhile, the Guardian carries a potentially explosive story that Ken Livingstone plans to extend his reach over London's transport even further through assuming control of the inner-city portion of the Southern Rail franchise:

The Southern metro route, which runs from London's Waterloo and Victoria stations to Croydon and Dorking, would be the first step in Livingstone's strategy of controlling all franchises operating in and out of the capital. TfL would set fare and service levels while outsourcing operation of the franchise for a fixed fee.

Will Mr Livingstone announce his intentions this afternoon? Stay tuned to LondonUnlocked to find out.