Even Boris Johnson seemed confused over the cost of public transport fares in 2014. During his regular LBC 97.3 phone-in show London's Mayor was asked much a one-way ticket from his nearby station Angel to London Bridge would cost. Boris Johnson replied:
Oh blimey. I've got the figures here... A cash single, it is currently, in zones one to seven, it is £6.70. Can that be right? That's what it says here. Seems unbelievably expensive to me. That's outrageous. That cannot possibly be right.
After a pause to study the figures, London's Mayor continued:
Oh zone one, here we go, £4.50.
Boris Johnson was left red-faced today after the Chancellor announced the rise in rail fares would be capped in line with inflation.
Closer examination of the figures paints a slightly different picture to the one the Mayor wants us to believe.
Fares in London are, on average, being held at the inflation rate for 2014 but some Tube season ticketholders will have to fork out more.