TfL New Fares Commence 2nd January

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Londoners are being reminded that higher fares for all Transport for London (TfL) services will come into effect on Wednesday 2 January 2013. If you purchase monthly or annual travelcards you can avoid the increases by paying for them before then.

Fares on London's Tubes, buses and London Overground, Dockland's Light Railway (DLR) and trams will rise on average by 4.2%

The Oyster daily price cap for TfL rail and National Rail services will be frozen, while some fares will go up by slightly more or slightly less than the 4.2 per cent average.

On buses and trams a single Pay As You Go (PAYG) fare using an Oyster card will rise to £1.40 up 3.7% The one day fare cap for buses rises by 4.8% to £4.40. The cash fare for a single journey on a bus will be £2.40.

On the Underground and other TfL rail services, PAYG fares within Zones 1 to 6 are increased by 10p or 20p. All off-peak fares increase by 10p and there are 20p increases at peak times. For many journeys outside Zone 1 this will mean fare rises of 7.1%

Child PAYG fares on Oyster have been increased by 5p.

Barclays Cycle Hire will see doubling of access fees from January 2013. 24 hour access will increase from £1 to £2, weekly access will rise from £5 to £10 and yearly membership will move from £45 to £90.

Over the next year further investment in the transport network has been promised including:

  • The completion of the London Overground rail network, delivering London's first orbital railway and linking 20 of London's 33 boroughs
  • The rollout of new air-conditioned trains across the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines
  • The launch of contactless payment on the transport network - Phase one on London's 8,500 buses will give customers the option of greater convenience by paying their single bus journeys using a contactless credit, debit or charge card
  • 600 new bus for London (NBfL) vehicles ordered and the first full route converted by Spring 2013
  • The fleet of hybrid buses increased to 400

Boris Johnson said: 'This fares package is hugely important to our millions of passengers and I am very pleased to have secured nearly £100m that will help to keep fares as low as possible, and protect the important concessions that we offer the most vulnerable Londoners.'

The increases are expect to yield an extra £135 million for TfL.

December 28, 2012