One Day Travelcards Removed

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0490
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A constituent has posed the following question: "Why has the 1-2 zone Day Travelcard been made redundant? This means a city traveller or worker like myself who needs the public transport to visit numerous locations has to buy a 1-6 Travelcard at a cost of £8.90. That's an increase of almost £2 on the original fee." How do you respond?

Answer

Answer for One Day Travelcards Removed

Answer for One Day Travelcards Removed

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The withdrawal of the off-peak 1-2 Travelcard was part of a package of changes made in January under which all the PAYG one day fare caps were retained and frozen in price.  

Using Oyster PAYG in this way is a better prospect for your constituent, as the current Oyster PAYG cap for zones 1-2 during the off-peak is £7.00, compared to last year's off-peak zone 1-2 Travelcard which cost £7.30. By simply switching from a Travelcard to Oyster PAYG, your constituent will save approximately £2 per day.

This is good example of how we have made the fares structure simpler and as affordable as possible for Londoners.