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Tube fares rise

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Tube, bus and tram fares have gone up today.

Transport for London has increased the price of its services by nearly 3 percent on average this year.

Zone One pay-as-you go tube fares have gone up by 10p and a 7 day bus or tram pass now costs an extra 60p.


Urgent and thorough investigation into crash

At around 10:50 today a route 59 double deck bus, operated by Arriva, swerved to avoid another vehicle and struck a tree. The incident took place on Kennington Road near the Imperial War Museum SE1. Our first concern is, of course, for the driver, passengers and others involved in this incident and we can confirm the emergency services are in attendance. There will be a thorough investigation into this incident as a matter of urgency

– Mike Weston, TfL's Director for Buses


Road closed after scaffolding crashes into bus in Fulham

At around 13:25 on Tuesday 26 November a route 414 double deck bus, operated by Abellio, struck scaffolding on Gonville Street near Putney Bridge Underground Station SW6.

There are no reported injuries.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are currently assessing the safe removal of the bus and scaffolding until which time the road will remain closed.

There will be an investigation into this incident.

– Ken Davidson, TfL's Head of Bus Operations

Routes 39, 85, 93, 265, 270 and 414 are currently on diversion.

Union leader: tube strikes likely in new year

The leader of the RMT union, which represents workers on the Underground, has said that strikes are likely to be held in January.

The union intends to ballot its members for industrial action over plans to cut hundreds of jobs and close ticket offices across the tube network.

Bob Crow told LBC 97.3 that the union planned to strike for several days in the new year.

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