Sky News reviews Mr Byford’s departure from the role, which he has held since 2020, is predicted to be introduced on Thursday morning.

It comes simply weeks after Mr Byford helped ship a cope with the Department for Transport over a funding package deal to help the service address potential lost income brought on by uncertainty over post-pandemic demand.

TfL expects to obtain around £1.2 billion of funding from the Government till the top of March 2024 to help, ought to passenger numbers not get well at the budgeted fee.

However London mayor Sadiq Khan warned a “significant funding gap” remained, and on Wednesday introduced £500m could be made obtainable to help TfL make up for any shortfall between now and when the Government funding deal expires.

Sky reviews Mr Byford notified Mr Khan of his intention to resign a number of months in the past, and he’s anticipated to depart before the top of the year.

Andy Byford deserves our gratitude for his exhausting work managing TfL; his departure is town’s loss

Nick Rogers, GLA Conservatives transport spokesperson, said news of Mr Byford’s resignation places Mr Khan’s mayoralty “in chaos”.

He said: “Last month, evidence of his poor conduct towards the former Met Police commissioner came to light. Now he has lost his TfL commissioner, who was forced to spend two years navigating the mayor’s needless political games over the TfL deal.

“Andy Byford deserves our gratitude for his hard work managing TfL; his departure is the city’s loss. London, however, deserves a new mayor.”

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