Monday, January 04, 2010

Boris Fares Bombshell

(Labour Party Party)
On Monday January 4th millions of Londoners returning to work after the Christmas and New Year break will be hit by Boris Johnson’s above-inflation fare increase. The fares hike, which kicks in on Saturday January 2nd, will see:

* A single bus journey by Oyster UP 20% to £1.20

* A weekly oyster bus pass UP 20% to £16.60

* Six-zone peak single Tube fare by Oyster UP 10.5% to £4.20

* A five-zone off-peak single Tube fare (outside zone 1) UP 18.2% to £1.30
< * Most Oyster pay-as-you-go Tube fares UP by 20p per trip.

Overall tube fares will rise 3.9% and overall bus fares up by 12.7%.

It comes after Boris Johnson’s 2009 fare increase which saw London transport fares up by six per cent overall, but with some fares rising more steeply – including an 11 per cent increase in a single bus fare on Oyster. It means that the price of a single bus journey by Oyster will have risen by one third since Boris Johnson was elected – from 90p to £1.20. Boris Johnson is committed to further annual above-inflation fare increases.


Anonymous said...

Petrol just went up to £5.00 per gallon under labour - this will have a far bigger effect on the entire country than the increase in subsideised London transport needs. What about all the congestion charging Ken brought in?

John Gray said...

Hi anon
Many hard working people cannot afford cars - full stop - and totally reply on public transport in particular buses since they are usually cheaper.

Never mind the green argument; this is why Boris' tax on buses and trains for the poor is just sheer nastiness to those who can afford it the least.

While he drops taxes on his more wealthy Mayfair mates?

This is just wrong.