Cancer patients travelling into central London for treatment may soon be exempt from paying the congestion charge after lobbying by Macmillan Cancer Relief.
Transport for London launched a consultation following lobbying by the charity of Greater London Assembly members, London MPs and Mayor Ken Livingstone.
Macmillan met the mayor on a number of occasions and the charity is now hopeful that a 'variation order' will be introduced for cancer patients.
"Ever since the charge was introduced, we have argued that cancer patients are too ill to use public transport," said a spokeswoman.
A Transport for London spokesman said: "TfL is currently preparing a report on the consultation that will be presented to the Mayor following the elections in June. No decisions will be made ahead of the elections."
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