Fare hikes on London’s transport network will leave workers pushing their purse strings to the limit, politicians have warned.
Figures show the cost of a single bus ticket has risen by 50 per cent since 2008, while the price of a zone one to six Travelcard has gone up by a fifth.
According to consumer groups, British rail travel is now 10 times more expensive than many European countries.
Val Shawcross, London assembly member for Lambeth and Southwark said the increases were “the wrong fare rise at the wrong time”.
She said: “Before my constituents even arrive at work in the morning they will have felt the pain of a fourth year of above inflation bus, tube and train fare hikes.
“This is the wrong fare rise at the wrong time, taking money out of people’s pockets when the London economy is struggling and when people are hard pressed.”
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Source: Streatham Guardian