Sadiq Khan confirms TfL fares will stay frozen for fourth year running

18 November 2019, 09:48 | Updated: 18 November 2019, 09:54

Sadiq Khan promised the four-year fare freeze when he was named London Mayor in 2016
Sadiq Khan promised the four-year fare freeze when he was named London Mayor in 2016. Picture: PA
Maddie Goodfellow

By Maddie Goodfellow

The Mayor of London has confirmed that fares will remain the same for another year, with a freeze on all buses, trams and single pay-as-you-go Tube and DLR journeys.

Transport for London (TfL) fares will remain the same for another year for journeys across the capital.

It marks the final stage of his commitment to a four-year fare freeze when he was named mayor in May 2016.

The freeze does not include daily and weekly price caps, or weekly, monthly and annual travel cards.

Increases in these fares are agreed with train operators under Government regulations, meaning they will rise by the July RPI inflation measure of 2.8 per cent.

Mr Khan said: "I am freezing TfL fares again next January - the fourth year in succession I have frozen them.

"Alongside my £1.50 Hopper fare - which allows people unlimited changes on bus and tram journeys for free within an hour - we are making transport more affordable for millions of Londoners."This shows what a Labour administration can do. In stark contrast, when he was mayor, Boris Johnson increased TfL fares by a staggering 42 per cent.

"Since 2016, the Tory Government has allowed national rail fares to increase by more than 10 per cent despite all the overcrowding and delays.

"If I can freeze fares and provide a better service on TfL services, it's a disgrace that this Tory Government continues to allow failing private rail companies to get away with hiking up their fares."

Shashi Verma, director of strategy at TfL, said: "We are committed to making travelling by public transport in London as affordable and convenient as possible.

"Millions of people travel using bus, Tube and rail services across London, and through our pay as you go fares system we are helping to encourage more people out of their cars and onto public transport."

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