Changes to London fares confuse Boris Johnson

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.

A detailed breakdown of changes to tube, bus and tram fares here.


Calls to lower planned fare increases for 2014

The Mayor is facing calls to lower his planned price increases on Travelcards, as a result of the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.