January fare increases

The Labour Party in the London Assembly are highlighting the January fare increases coming into effect on public transport today. They say:

Today Mayor Boris Johnson’s latest round of inflation-busting fare rises come into effect. This will be the fifth consecutive year that Boris has raised fares above inflation, with this year the average increase being 5.2%. Len Duvalll AM today renewed his call for the Mayor to limit his fare rise to RPI or less. This would help Londoners at a time when their living standards are being squeezed.

Since 2008 bus fares have increased by 56% from 90p to £1.40, a weekly zone 1-6 off-peak travelcard has gone up by 21% to £8.50 and a monthly Zone 1-3 has gone up by 25% to £136.70.