London fares 'world's highest'

More than 20 Labour MPs have signed a Commons motion condemning London public transport fares as the "most expensive in the world", urging mayor Boris Johnson to freeze increases next year.

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MPs sign motion condemn London transport fares

More than 20 Labour MPs signed a Commons motion condemning London public transport fares, urging mayor Boris Johnson to freeze increases next year. The motion says:

Transport for London has reported unbudgeted operational surpluses for the previous three years and is showing evidence of regularly under-anticipating fares income and overestimating other expenditures

(We) call on the mayor of London to use his discretion to freeze fares at RPI (retail price index) for 2014, easing the pressure on ordinary Londoners during the current cost of living crisis.


Every penny from fares 'invested in improving transport'

The Mayor has kept fares in the capital lower than anywhere else in the country, while protecting all free and concessionary travel for older people, students, veterans and disabled Londoners.

Every penny from fares is invested in improving transport for Londoners, resulting in one of the biggest and most reliable transport systems in the world.

He will make a decision on fares for 2014 later this year but has publicly stated that he is determined to bear down on them as much as possible.

– Mayor's Office
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