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Julian Niblick Chiu And they say they want to encourage more people not to use their cars. The London congestion charge was understood to, to some degree, subsidise London public transport and to bring prices down. But that's not happened, has it?
More than 20 Labour MPs signed a Commons motion condemning London public transport fares, urging mayor Boris Johnson to freeze increases next year. The motion says:
Shadow London Minister Sadiq Khan compared London's fares to other major cities:
- Zone 1-6 single journey with Oyster Card is £5 in London
- £1.46 in Paris
- £1.60 in New York
- £2.66 in Berlin
- £1.29 in Rome
- £1.28 in Miami
Commuters in London are paying the highest fares in the world. The warning from MPs in today's Evening Standard reveals major cities, including New York and Berlin have cheaper single fares than the Oyster Card.