TfL boss Mike Brown has shared an emotional tribute to the 34 transport workers who have died from coronavirus in London.

The commissioner said that everyone at TfL are "all utterly devastated" and that his colleagues "will be remembered by all of us forever."

TfL have confirmed that as of Monday, April 27, 34 of its workers have lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Of these, 28 who have died have been bus drivers, four were London Underground and rail workers, one employee worked in head office and another worked at a partner organisation.

As of last week, front door boarding on London's buses has been banned in order to protect drivers, with passengers only allowed to board using the middle door.

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In a statement posted as a tribute to the 34 workers who have died, commissioner Brown called them all "heroes."

"I am sad to say that as of Monday 27 April, 34 of our colleagues have passed away.

"It is an absolute tragedy and I can't imagine the pain and suffering that their families and friends are going through.

Our thoughts and condolences are with them all, and we are doing everything we can to provide support."

Mr Brown said that transport workers "have risen to the challenge of coronavirus with great humanity, compassion and a real determination to do what is right for Londoners."

He called them all "heroes" for enabling doctors, nurses, ambulance workers and other key workers to get to work and save lives.

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"They have been on the front line of the national effort to beat the pandemic," Mr Brown added.

Paying tribute to the 34, he said "the incredibly important role that they have played for this city will be remembered by all of us forever."

TfL has also reported suffering major financial difficulty as passenger numbers on the Tube are reportedly down by 95%.

Just days ago, the transport body furloughed 7,000 staff members, around 25% of its workforce, but those affected will continue to receive full pay.