Zonal Fares for London Suburban Trains - Price Increases

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0550
Question By: 
Peter Hulme Cross
Organisation: 
One London Party
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

What will be the percentage increase in price of an off-peak travel card from Surbiton when Zonal fares for London trains are introduced in January 2007? Do you think this represents value for money for passengers travelling from Surbiton?

Answer

Answer for Zonal Fares for London Suburban Trains - Price Increases

Answer for Zonal Fares for London Suburban Trains - Price Increases

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

The price of the All Zones offpeak Travelcard will increase by 40p from £6.30 to £6.70 in January 2007 ' or by 6%. This is slightly more than the overall increase in fares next January of RPI+1 or 4.5%.

Relative to other fares, TfL considers that the new All Zones price does represent value for money. A typical purchaser of this ticket is likely to make 5 or 6 trips during the day and to travel up to 40 miles on Trains, Tubes and buses.