Cable Car Fare Discounts (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0507
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you publish figures showing for each week since the start of 2014 the number of Oyster 5+ Reward Tickets that have been collected?

Answer

Answer for Cable Car Fare Discounts (4)

Answer for Cable Car Fare Discounts (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Oyster 5+ Reward, which provides a 50 per cent refund for passengers who make five Oyster Pay-As-You-Go journeys in a week, has been collected 12 times since 1 January 2014.

Many local workers are employed on an irregular shift basis in the area's leisure and hospitality businesses, and their travel patterns do not match those of a stereotypical commuter.

TfL has recently introduced a 50 per cent discount on return journeys on the Emirates Air Line for residents of the London Borough of Newham and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

This discount, which is being trialled until 31 December 2014, will allow many of those who use the Emirates Air Line regularly, but not often enough to qualify for the Oyster 5+ Reward, to benefit from discounted travel.