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London Subway Gets Government Funding Lifeline Through February

Commuters wait for a London Underground train at Piccadilly Circus station in London.

Commuters wait for a London Underground train at Piccadilly Circus station in London.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

London’s subway network secured a funding extension from the U.K. government as a slump in passenger numbers triggered by the coronavirus crisis compounds an already perilous financial situation.

Support that was due to expire Friday will continue through Feb. 4, Transport for London said in a statement, adding that it’s grateful for the lifeline but that a more enduring settlement still needs to be negotiated.