TfL bosses pick up £625 tab for taxi to take passenger on 120-mile journey home

TfL bosses pick up £625 tab for taxi to take passenger on 120-mile journey home after she missed the last train…even though she could have taken £30 cab by catching service to the next nearest station Tube bosses paid £625 for a taxi after a train fault meant woman missed her train A woman wanted a train to Peterborough in time for the last Lincolnshire service  Staff booked a £625 taxi for the entire two-and-a-half hour trip from King’s Cross But she could have caught a train to Peterborough and then a £30 cab home

By James Salmon Transport Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 23:36 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 23:36 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Generous Tube bosses splashed out £625 for a taxi to take a passenger 120 miles home after a fault on the Victoria line meant she missed her train.

And although the unnamed woman could have caught a train to Peterborough and then taken a £30 cab to her home in Spalding, Lincolnshire, staff booked a taxi for the entire two-and-a-half hour trip from King’s Cross. 

They said they were ‘unable’ to arrange a car from Peterborough.

This map shows the £625 taxi journey in red, compared to the £30 trip highlighted in blue. Staff booked a taxi for the entire two-and-a-half hour trip from King’s Cross. They said they were ‘unable’ to arrange a car from Peterborough

This map shows the £625 taxi

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