London fares rise

London mayor Boris Johnson has announced an above-inflation increase in tube and bus fares in the capital. Fares will rise by an average of 4.2% in January. .

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'Boris is hitting hard-pressed families in the pocket'

Earlier this week, Boris Johnson rightly received plaudits for his support for a living wage in the capital. His position on public transport is in stark contrast.

By putting fares up above inflation, he is hitting hard-pressed families in the pocket simply for travelling to work.

– Richard Hebditch, campaigns director at Campaign for Better Transport

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