Londoner’s new year public transport fare increases come in on Saturday 2nd January
Travel cards will go up and the one-day caps too.
London Transport pricing is complicated with a range of cards , caps and concessions . To check out how fare increases will affect you see:
https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/fares?intcmp=1648#on-this-page-1. A zone 1 -3 weekly travel card costs £38.
In the last seven years, tube and bus fares have increased by more than 40 per cent, while wages have failed to keep pace.That’s why Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London, has pledged to freeze all tube, train and bus fares for the next four years.
It wasn’t only the gloomy weather greeting commuters at West Norwood Station Tuesday morning, but also higher fares. Fares on London’s public transport, are rising again, by 5.6% overall, as people head back to work after the New Year break.
Local Labour councillors were at the station this morning handing out fliers as part of the Labour Party’s Fare Deal campaign. 2012 is an election year for the Mayor of London and London Assembly members. The cost of public transport is set to be a key election issue with The Labour Candidate, Ken Livingstone, promising to cut fares if he is elected in May. In contrast, a single bus ticket is up 50% and a weekly zone 1 – 4 travel card is up 21% under the current Conservative Mayor.
Oyster bus fare are now £1.35 ( £2.30 if you pay cash) . Peak time zone-3 oyster rail ticket up 6.9% to £3.10 (£4.30 if you pay cash) . 7-day zone-3 travel card up 6.2% to £ 34.20