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London Assembly member for Haringey Joanne McCartney condemns price hike for tube and buses
The London Assembly member for Enfield and Haringey has condemned an increase in travel fares across the capital.
Joanne McCartney has criticised the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, for the above-inflation price-hike for the tube, buses and trams.
From today, the cost of using the bus will go up from £1.40 to £1.45 – a 55p rise since 2008.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced there would be a cap of increases at the level of inflation of 3.1 per cent, but some rises are higher.
The Labour politician said: “Despite his promises, many transport fares in London will go up above inflation this month.
“Bus fares have now risen by over 60 per cent since Boris became Mayor in 2008 and Travelcards are up by 3.4 per cent.
“This couldn’t come at a worse time as Londoners continue to be hit by the cost of living crisis.”
The increase in travel fares for this year is as follows:
- Bus and Tram Pay as You Go – up 3.6 per cent to £1.45 - a 55p rise since 2008
- Pay as you go TfL Rail Services Zone 1 – up 4.8 per cent to £2.20
- Zone 1-2 monthly Travelcard – up 3.3 per cent to £120.60
- Zone 1-3 monthly Travelcard – up 3.4 per cent to £141.40
- Zone 1-4 annual travelcard – up 3.2 per cent to £1,800
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