Freedom Pass start time

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1009
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you ensure that the Freedom Pass start time which applies on Tube and bus [9 am] also applies on the North London Railway when you take charge in November 2007 and on the East London Line extension when it opens in 2009?

Answer

Answer for Freedom Pass start time

Answer for Freedom Pass start time

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I can confirm that the start time of the Freedom Pass on the North London Line will move to 9am from November this year, in line with that for bus and Tube.This factor is being taken into account in negotiating the compensation settlement for 2008 and beyond with the London Boroughs.I anticipate that similar arrangements will be put in place on the East London Line (ELL) extension when it opens in 2010. Discussions with the London Boroughs regarding the Freedom Pass on the ELL extension will be taking place during the course of 2008.