Cost of Zone 1-6 Travelcard

MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why did you increase the zone 1-6 travelcard by 35% in this year's fares' decision?


Answer for Cost of Zone 1-6 Travelcard

Answer for Cost of Zone 1-6 Travelcard

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I froze the price of the All Day Travelcard and increased the 1-6 Travelcard season ticket by just under 2.5 per cent.  Only the price of the off-peak paper Travelcard has increased by 35 per cent.

This increase was to pay for the new lower daily caps which will benefit some 200 000 part-time commuters a day. The off-peak paper daily Travelcard is predominantly designed for very infrequent users.

It is simple for passengers to avoid paying more for a daily Travelcard. Anyone still using paper day Travelcards should switch to using an Oyster or contactless because the new pay as you go daily caps are considerably lower than even last year's Day Travelcard prices in all zones.