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.
This is a table of rail fare rises, comparing the price of a 12-month season ticket bought in December with one bought from today.
The mid-winter will be bleaker for millions of rail travellers today as inflation-busting fare rises take effect.