Part-time travelcard

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1376
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Have you given any further consideration to the introduction of a part-time travelcard, which could aid part-time workers, who are more likely to be in low paid employment and are disproportionately hit by not being able to get the benefits of cheaper travel that a travelcard brings?

Answer

Answer for Part-time travelcard

Answer for Part-time travelcard

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 1 July 2013.

TfL's new ticketing system will provide a new level of flexibility and I have asked TfL to look at the scope for additional products to be offered.

In the short term, PAYG already provides a flexible way of paying for travel which caters for part-time workers however little they travel and, whichever modes they prefer to use. This flexibility will improve with the roll-out of contactless payment.