£1.50 Hopper fare proves popular with ten million journeys taken since launch

Sadiq Khan’s new £1.50 “Hopper” fare has been used ten million times since it was launched, TfL has announced.

The new system, which lets you take an extra journey for free within an hour of tapping into the first one, is automatic for all pay-as-you-go contactless bank payment or Oyster card users.

The Mayor’s office says that the most popular Hopper route is bus number 18, which runs from to Euston from Sudbury & Harrow Road via Kensal Green.

Other popular routes include the 53, from Orchard Road in Plumstead to Horse Guards Parade in Westminster, and the 207, from the Hayes By-Pass near Southall to White City Bus Station in Shepherds Bush.

“I’m delighted that the ‘Hopper’ fare is making such a big difference to the lives of Londoners. We must ensure that everyone can afford to travel around our city, particularly people who rely on public transport to get to work or to study,” said Khan.

“10 million journeys so far exceeds all my expectations, and the amount of people using the ‘Hopper’ shows how vital our buses are to the lives of Londoners all across our city.

“Alongside our commitment to freeze all TfL fares, our ‘Hopper’ fare is a crucial part of our plans to make it more affordable to live and work in London.”

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