London Mayor Boris Johnson was left red-facedtoday after the Chancellor announced the annual rise in commuter rail fareswould be capped in line with inflation.
George Osborne used his Autumn statement to reveal the January increase in the cost of train season tickets would be 3.1% instead of the planned 4.1%. But in London travelcard holders face an inflation-busting increase after the mayor announced his New Year prices two days ago. Now he's asking the Chancellor for an extra £100m to bring London commuters in line with the rest of the country. Boris Johnson said:
But the chairman of the London Assembly, Darren Johnson, said: