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Ken Livingstone has been handing out a 'voucher' promising Londoners £1,000 off their tube, bus and rail fares if he wins the mayoral election.
Labour's candidate was on the campaign trail in Uxbridge, where he launched his transport manifesto.
He is promising that the average person will save £1,000 over the next four years under his leadership.
Mr Livingstone said: " I am saying to Londoners – keep hold of this voucher so that you have physical evidence of my promise to cut your fares. The voucher will be available online from today, but will only be valid if I am elected as Mayor on 3 May."
Labour's Mayoral Candidate, Ken Livingstone, took his campaign to Uxbridge today, where he launched his transport manifesto.
It includes pledges to:
• Cut fares by 7% which he says will save Londoners on average £1,000 over four years
• Bring suburban rail services into London Overground
• Protect the Freedom Pass from age 60
• Deliver better bus services in the suburbs
• Cut down on delays on the tube
• Introduce a smart parking system to make car parking easier
• Freeze the Congestion Charge for 4 years
• Focus on safer cycling with new green routes in outer London
• Build the case for new transport links including Crossrail 2 and extensions to the Docklands Light Railway and Croydon Tram route.
The race for City Hall officially begins today with the release of the list of mayoral candidates for May's election.
The list of candidates standing to become Members of the London Assembly will also be released.