London transport fares 2014: Prices frozen 'in real terms'

Some Tube season ticketholders will see a rise of 1% above inflation

Related Stories

Most transport fares in London are to rise by the rate of inflation, it has been announced.

The average fare will rise by 3.1%, the retail price index rate which mayor Boris Johnson said was a "freeze in real terms".

But prices for season tickets on travelcards will go up by 4.1%. Most pay-as-you-go Tube fares will not rise.

On buses and trams, PAYG single fare will rise by 5p to £1.45 and seven-day travelcards go up by 4.1%, to £20.40.

But both the daily price cap and the £2.40 cash fare for a single bus journey will be frozen.

Bus and tram 2013 2014 Increase

PAYG single

£1.40

£1.45

3.6%

Seven-day pass

£19.60

£20.40

4.1%

Peak and off-peak single fares on the Tube, DLR and Overground Zone 1 and off-peak single Zone 1-2 will rise by 10p, while cash fares will increase by 20p.

One-day fare caps on Oyster and contactless cards will be unchanged, which Transport for London said would benefit about 200,000 people a week.

Fares on the Emirates Air Line cable car will also increase by 10p except for multi-trip PAYG fares which will remain at £1.60.

Tube, DLR and Overground 2013 2014 Increase

PAYG Zone 1 off-peak

£2.10

£2.20

4.8%

PAYG Zone 1-2 off-peak

£2.10

£2.20

4.8%

Cash Zones 1, 1-2, 1-3

£4.50

£4.70

4.4%

Cash Zones 1-6

£5.50

£5.70

3.6%

TfL has withdrawn all off-peak One Day Travelcards, and only Zones 1-6 cards will be available from 2014.

All free and concessionary fares for young, elderly and disabled people have been protected.

'Real pressure'

The Conservative mayor said: "This package, which has been made possible by the continuing delivery of efficiencies across TfL, ensures that fares remain affordable and that we have the level of funding we need to continue to improve the network and deliver even better, more frequent services for everyone.

"I know that families and working Londoners who have helped to drive the economic recovery still face real pressure over the cost of living and so I've decided to keep fares in line with RPI and therefore freeze them in real terms for next year."

Val Shawcross, Labour transport spokeswoman for London Assembly Group, said the real time freeze provided "limited relief".

1-day Paper Travelcards 2013 2014 Increase

Zone 1-2 (Anytime)

£8.80

£9.20

4.5%

Zone 1-4 (Anytime)

£11.00

£11.40

3.6%

Zone 1-6 (Anytime)

£16.40

£17.00

3.7%

Zone 1-6 (Off-peak)

£8.90

£8.90

0%

"We have had five years of inflation busting fare rises under Boris, with bus fares up 55% and Tube fares up 30%.

"It's disappointing that he hasn't rolled out this real term freeze across all pay as you go and travel card fares, as some Londoners will be hit with yet another inflation busting fare rise."

Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, said: "If the mayor stopped wasting so much money on his vanity transport projects such as the Thames Cable Car and the ridiculously expensive new bus for London he could easily fund a one-hour bus ticket, cheaper 'early bird fares' and a part-time travelcard."

Seven-day Travelcards 2013 2014 Increase

Zones 1-2

£30.40

£31.60

3.9%

Zones 1-3

£35.60

£37.00

3.9%

Zones 1-4

£43.60

£45.40

4.1%

Zones 1-5

£51.80

£54.00

4.2%

Zones 1-6

£55.60

£58.00

4.3%

Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said the fares would "still hit London's poorest the hardest".

"The cynical attempt to play off fares against cuts to jobs, services and safety will fool no-one as this highly politicised stunt unravels for Boris Johnson and the government," he said.

Oyster card Most pay-as-you-go fares on the Tube, DLR and Overground will not go up

Transport for London said it would also detail how it was making £16bn of efficiencies and savings across the network in its business plan to 2020/21, to be released on Wednesday.

A spokesman said TfL had already secured more than half of its savings.

The service has an annual turnover of £9bn, with £4-5bn coming in fares revenue.

The Conservative Party on the London Assembly said by "further addressing waste and improving efficiency across the organisation, TfL could continue to freeze fares at inflation in future years".

The Green Party on the assembly said: "The mayor should be reducing fares and shifting the burden away from public transport users and towards the motorist."

More on This Story

Related Stories

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

BBC London

Weather

London

20 °C 12 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    New RMT union general secretary 09:30:

    Rail, Maritime and Transport Union acting general secretary Mick Cash has been elected its leader following the death of Bob Crow in March.

    Mick Cash

    The 54-year-old, who was Mr Crow's deputy for 12 years, said he was "proud and honoured" to be given the "enormous responsibility".

     
  2.  
    Have your say 09:20:

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service.

     
  3.  
    Londoner bet £900k on Scots vote 09:10:

    An anonymous London man bet £900,000 on a "No" vote in the Scottish independence referendum - and won.

    Londoner bet £900k on Scots vote

    He said the bet was "not a reckless gamble" but rather "a reasoned wage" based on thorough research - although he did make sure to check with his wife first.

     
  4.  
    News on the hour 09:00:
  5.  
    18 rescued in Battersea fire 08:50:

    Eighteen people were rescued by firefighters after a blaze broke out in a tower block in south London.

    18 rescued in Battersea fire

    The Met said 10 people had been treated for minor injuries, while six were taken to hospital for treatment after 80 firefighters and 12 fire engines were sent to the fourth floor of the high-rise block in Battersea at around 16:00 yesterday.

     
  6.  
    On air 08:41: Vanessa Feltz Presenter, BBC London 94.9

    On BBC London 94.9 from 09:00, researchers in London say only half of 5-year-olds have reached a good level of development by the time they start school, and in some parts of the country it's barely a quarter - how can we make that better?

     
  7.  
    Top headlines
     
  8.  
    Controversial show opens 08:30:

    A controversial exhibition which has been branded as racist by some critics opens at the Barbican today.

    Exhibit B by Brett Bailey features live performers including black men and women shackled and caged.

    Some have denounced it as a detrimental portrayal of black people but the Barbican's defended it as an exploration of black history.

     
  9.  
    Met investigated 08:20:

    A human rights watchdog is to investigate the Met Police after it emerged references to discrimination were deleted from internal reports.

    Carol Howard

    The inquiry by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) comes after PC Carol Howard won a discrimination case against the force.

     
  10.  
    Road problems 08:10: Louise Pepper Journalist, BBC London

    At Clapham Junction, St John's Hill is closed at Falcon Road (by the station) due to a collision leading delays around the area.

    On the A13, a collision westbound after Prince Regent Lane has added to morning delays all the way in from Rainham.

    For the latest information go to our travel page or on Twitter @BBCLondonTravel.

     
  11.  
    Chilly start 08:04:

    After a chilly start any patchy mist and fog will clear, leaving sunny spells. This afternoon cloud will increase, perhaps bringing some rain later.

    It will feel pleasantly warm in the light winds, with temperatures a little above average for the time of year.

    Highs of 20C (68F)

     
  12.  
    08:00: Matthew Bell BBC News, London

    Good morning, I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from London today for BBC Local Live.

    You can also send your news, pictures and comments to london.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     

Features

  • Peaky Blinders publicity shotBrum do

    Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?


  • Oliver CromwellA brief history

    The 900-year-story behind the creation of a UK parliament


  • Image of Ankor Wat using lidarJungle Atlantis

    How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest


  • TheatreBard taste? Watch

    Are trailer videos on social media spoiling theatre?


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.