London transport fares to rise by 5.6% in 2012

Document

The mayor was hounded by supporters of Ken Livingstone wearing Boris Johnson face masks

PDF download New fare prices[300KB]

Most computers will open PDF documents automatically, but you may need Adobe Reader

Related Stories

Fares on London's transport network will increase by an average of 5.6% in 2012, the mayor of London has said.

Boris Johnson had said in September there would be a rise of 7%. However, he said a £130m grant from the government now meant the rise would be lower.

He said the increase was necessary to ensure upgrades could continue and for concessions to be protected.

But Labour and Liberal Democrat groups have criticised the fare rise.

The Tube, buses, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), boats and tram services will be affected.

Single Oyster bus fares will go up by 5p, while a seven-day bus and tram pass will increase by £1.

Speaking on BBC London, Mr Johnson said the rise would be just above inflation.

He added: "In tough times it is very important to be able to bear down on fares as much as possible."

Start Quote

With some vision and hard work this fare rise could have been avoided”

End Quote Ken Livingstone Labour mayoral candidate

The mayor said if fares did not increase, the impact would be "compounded" in the following years.

He added: "If you don't invest in London transport it will simply bust apart at the seams."

Later, at a press event at Finsbury Park Station, the mayor was hounded by supporters of Ken Livingstone wearing Boris Johnson face masks.

Mr Johnson said that he liked the demonstrators' masks but had little time for their call for fare cuts.

The Labour and Lib Dem groups said it was unfair to introduce the fare rises at a time when Londoners were struggling to cope financially.

Mr Livingstone, Labour's mayoral candidate, said: "A single bus fare by Oyster is now up 50% under this mayor."

He added: "With some vision and hard work this fare rise could have been avoided."

Lib Dem mayoral candidate Brian Paddick said: "This mayor still seems to be in a race to increase fares more than electricity and food prices at a time when most of us can't afford it."

The RMT union claimed the fare rises were a "robbery".

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC London

Weather

London

18 °C 10 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.