Byford is leaving to return to the US, where he previously ran New York’s transport.
Why it matters
Byford's departure comes after TfL secured a longer-term funding settlement from central government to help it manage the loss of revenue from reduced travel after the pandemic. His departure from the £355,000-a-year role of commissioner was announced on Tuesday morning, days after TfL had managed what Byford called its biggest ever challenge - the logistics around the Queen’s funeral. Byford had largely achieved his two self-declared objectives of opening the Elizabeth line in central London to the deadline and budget he inherited, after Crossrail had been plagued by years of delays, and of putting TfL back on a stable post-pandemic footing.
What the papers say
All sources report on Byford's resignation and his achievements at TfL, but differ in their level of detail and emphasis.
How we got here
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