Borrowing programme

Public market borrowing programmes

Investment in Transport for London can be made through either of our two public market borrowing programmes:

  • A £5bn Medium Term Note (MTN)
  • A £2bn Commercial Paper (CP)

Since July 2012 we have issued more than £3bn of bonds under our MTN programme and are an active player in the CP market. The funds raised from our borrowing programmes are used for capital expenditure and to re-finance existing debt. Our funds are purchased by both domestic and international investors.

Upcoming borrowing requirements are set out in our funding letters from the Government. The profile of this requirement is also set out in the table below:

Financial year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21

Future borrowing

 £730.5m £900m £500m £500m£600m


Download documentation relating to the MTN and CP programmes.

Green Bond

Our overarching goal is to keep London working, growing, and making it a better place to live by providing safe, reliable and sustainable transport.

With London's population expected to exceed 10 million by 2030, we will need to increase its service capacity to support such growth. We are committed to do so using good practice, innovation and smart technology in order to achieve environmentally-efficient growth, consistent with its driving principles.

We issued our debut sterling Green Bond in April 2015. The purpose of the Green Bond is to finance five eligible green project categories, detailed in our Green Bond framework (below). The TfL Health, Safety and Environment report, as well as the management assertion on the use of proceeds, is published on annual basis.

Green Bond documents

DNV GL Business Assurance Services Limited (DNV GL) has been commissioned to provide a second party opinion of the Green Bond framework, to include an assessment of the alignment of it with the Green Bond principles and to review the environmental benefits of the five eligible green project categories.

Read more about our environmental policies.


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