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Local London Assembly member, John Biggs, has described Mayor Boris Johnson's latest public transport fare rises as unfair and unnecessary


The Mayor this week announced that fares will soon rise by as much as 8 per cent - the third significant hike since Boris Johnson was elected in 2008. A single bus fare has now gone up by 56 per cent.

A zone 1-6 travelcard will now cost commuters in East London £16 - an increase of 6.7% per cent

A tube journey from Barking to Embankment will now cost £4.80 - an increase of 6.7% per cent

Local London Assembly member, John Biggs said: "This is another painful and unfair squeeze on the pockets of anyone who has to use public transport. Bus, train and tube users are being made to pay for the Mayor's unnecessary shrinking of the congestion charge and re-design of the buses.

"Boris should spend less time campaigning for tax cuts for the richest 300,000 people in London and more time keeping fares down for the other seven and a half million."

Source: London Assembly

Written by Scott Buckler
Thursday, 15 September 2011 14:02

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