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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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TSSA rail union: 'Boris jacks up fares at twice rate of inflation'

Boris deserves a gold medal in cynicism. Not only does he try to bury bad news on the back of Obama's victory, he also jacks up fares at twice the rate of inflation.

He also manages to break two election pledges into the bargain, by hiking charges for bikes as well as inflation-busting fare increases. He is the Pinocchio of British politics.

– Manuel Cortes, leader of the TSSA rail union

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