Price of Public Transport

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Reference: 
2017/2634
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

To ask the Mayor whether he has seen the Deutsche Bank survey published on 3 May 2017, which states that: 'London has the most expensive public transport system of any city in the world' and to ask what action is being taken to bring prices down for London's long-suffering commuters.

Answer

Answer for Price of Public Transport

Answer for Price of Public Transport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I made a similar point in my manifesto and I have delivered on my commitment to make transport in London more affordable:

       I have frozen TfL fares to 2020;

       I have introduced the first phase the Hopper fare, which allows one free bus or tram transfer within an hour. The next phase, allowing unlimited changes within an hour, will be introduced next year;

       I have continued to support payment through Oyster and contactless payment cards. I expect TfL to introduce weekly capping, which is already available on contactless cards, for Oyster next year;

       I have safeguarded the Freedom Pass and the over-60s Oyster card, along with all other existing concessionary fares schemes.