Mayor’s ‘unfair’ fare rises slammed

The Mayor this week announced that fares will soon rise by as much as 8 per cent – the third significant hike since Boris Johnson was elected in 2008. A single bus fare has now gone up by 56 per cent.

A zone

1-2 travelcard will now cost commuters in Westminster £29.80 – an increase of 8 per cent

A tube journey in zone one will cost £4.30 (£2 with Oyster).

Murad Qureshi

"Boris should spend less time campaigning for tax cuts for the richest 300,000 people in London and more time keeping fares down for the other seven and a half million."

Fare rises since 2008

Single bus ticket up 56%

· was 90p in 2008

· will be £1.40 in 2012

Costing Londoners £260 a year more

Weekly bus and tram pass up 47%

· was £13.00 in 2008

· will be £19.10 in 2012

Costing Londoners £317 a year more

Weekly zone 1-4 travelcard up 23%

· was £34.60 in 2008

· will be £42.60 in 2012

Costing Londoners £416 a year

 Weekly zone 1-2 travelcard up 23%

· Was £24.20 in 2008

· Will be £29.80 in 2012

Costing Londoners £291 a year more

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Notes

Murad Qureshi is a Londonwide Labour London Assembly member.

Details of Boris Johnson’s latest fare rises can be found here

For further information please contact

Alison Marcroft on 0207 983 4363