Boris Johnson was left red-faced today after the Chancellor announced the rise in rail fares would be capped in line with inflation.
Closer examination of the figures paints a slightly different picture to the one the Mayor wants us to believe.
Fares in London are, on average, being held at the inflation rate for 2014 but some Tube season ticketholders will have to fork out more.
The RMT Union claims a "lethal programme of cuts to jobs and safety is due to be announced by London Underground tomorrow". Union claims London Underground will begin 90-day consultation on ticket-office closures and driverless trains.
A new website allows Londoners to create their own ‘thought for the day’ announcement board, similar to ones often seen at entrances to Tube stations. You can have a go at the unofficial style of signs for yourself here.
The London Underground wants to harness heat accumulated to help warm hundreds of homes. The project, which is the first of its kind in Europe, could even help reduce spiralling energy bills.
Dan Hewitt reports:
– Cllr Rakhia Ismail, Islington Council's executive member for sustainability
Recycling heat from London Underground and the electrical network are exciting new ideas and a boost to our work to tackle fuel poverty and make Islington a fairer place.
This cheaper energy scheme is greener too - local communities will see CO2 emissions drop by around over 500 tonnes each year.
– Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council
The expanded Bunhill Heat Network will cut energy bills for hundreds more local people. With energy prices going up and up, it's vital we do what we can to cut bills. It's all part of the Council's work to help people manage the rising cost of living.
Last winter was one of the coldest for decades and record energy prices meant many families on fixed incomes spent it in misery, unsure whether to heat or eat.
Islington Council has announced that it will capture wast heat from London Underground tunnels and electrical substation help warm homes and cut energy bills, in the first project of its kind in Europe.
London Underground generates large amounts of heat, which will be captured from a nearby Northern Line vent and piped into the heat network which warms local homes.
A pioneering new deal announced today will capture waste heat from London Underground tunnels and an electrical substation to help warm homes and cut energy bills.
The project is the first of its kind in Europe and will be run through Islington Council's innovative Bunhill Heat and Power heat network, which already supplies more than 700 homes in Islington with greener heating.
Under the new project the network will be expanded to capture and utilise two local sources of waste heat, one from a London Underground ventilation shaft and the other from a sub-station owned and operated by UK Power Networks.
A ginger cat jumped on the Victoria Line during this morning's rush hour and even managed to get a seat next to surprised commuters.
The animal got on at Seven Sisters before eventually completing its journey in a cat carrier courtesy of a volunteer of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home who happened to be on the carriage. The charity is now looking after the cat, and have given him the name Oyster.
The Jubilee line has been voted the passengers' favourite on the London Underground. In a poll in today's Evening Standard, 24% said it was their favourite line, ahead of the Victoria Line at 19%. The least favourite was the Northern Line. See more of the results here.