Adult Travelcard increases

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1030
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Since last year the price of an adult one day off-peak travelcard from Zone 1-6 has increased by 35%, from £8.90 to £12. Please could you provide us with the total amount of off-peak one day Zone 1-6 travelcards that were sold in the year 2013/14?

Answer

Answer for Adult Travelcard increases

Answer for Adult Travelcard increases

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The changes to daily caps were bought in to benefit part-time workers and the change is benefiting around 200,000 users a day.

Prior to the January 2015 fares changes, a total of 39 million tickets were sold in the 2014 calendar year; 15 million by TfL and 24 million by the Train Operating Companies. Sales of these tickets have declined in recent years as passengers recognise the convenience and value of pay as you go Oyster or contactless. These tickets are now largely targeted at occasional visitors willing to pay a premium for a simple 'go anywhere' ticket. 

There is no need for passengers to pay the full £12 for a paper Day Travelcard. We encourage all customers who currently buy a Day Travelcard to switch to using Oyster or contactless pay as you go.  The daily cap ranges from £6.40-£11.70 and therefore in some zones this is cheaper than the previous paper Day Travelcard cost. In all zones, pay as you go offers the best value and, assuming passengers travel enough to benefit from the daily cap, this is always lower than the price of the paper Day Travelcard.