Freezing Transport for London fares in 2017

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has announced his decision to freeze Transport for London (TfL) fares across London’s transport network in 2017.

This fares freeze will benefit around four million journeys a day, and the average household will save around £200 over the next four years. 

Sadiq has called on the Government to follow his lead and freeze fares on London’s suburban rail services, too.

On the day of the announcement, Sadiq said:

After years of huge fare increases for London passengers, I’m delighted to be formally announcing our plans to freeze TfL fares across London’s transport network. Before taking office I was determined to ensure we took significant action to make public transport more affordable and we’ve already taken major steps through the introduction of the ‘Hopper’ ticket that in just two months has saved Londoners money on over 10 million bus journeys. 

Our TfL fares freeze will save an average household £200 over the next four years, putting money back into people’s pockets and playing an important role encouraging more Londoners onto public transport. 

I’m now demanding that the Government follows my lead and freezes fares on London’s suburban rail routes, where passengers have been hit by unacceptable delays, cancellations and overcrowding. It’s simply not right that London’s rail passengers face another fares hikes caused by the Government next year – the onus is on the Government to ensure every passenger in London gets the fares freeze they deserve.

Which fares will be frozen?

The following are frozen until 2020:

  • All fares on buses and trams
  • All single pay as you go fares and paper single tickets on Tube and DLR services
  • All Santander Cycles hire and access charges
  • All fares on Emirates Air Line

Certain fares are also frozen until 2020 on:

  • London Overground and TfL Rail
  • River Bus

Travelcard prices and daily and weekly caps are set with the train operating companies and not solely by the Mayor.

For more information about fares visit Transport for London.

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