Fare hike takes effect

Fare increases on London's trains, tubes and buses have come into effect today.

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Labour criticises Mayor over TfL fare rises

The Labour members on the London Assembly have criticised London mayor Boris Johnson for putting public transport fares up by 4.2%. The rise is above the rate of inflation for the fifth year in a row.

Today Boris raised transport fares above inflation for the fifth year running. People are now paying an extra £72 for an annual Zone 1-4 travel card. Boris Johnson’s council tax cut amounts to just 7p a week per household. This is an insult to hard-working Londoners who are already struggling with a triple whammy of rising food, fuel and rent costs.

– John Biggs, Labour London Assembly member

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