Londoners react with anger over “unacceptable” Travelcard and cap price rises

Londoners are reacting with anger today as Travelcard price rises kicked in across the city.

As is the case in the rest of the country, prices other than pay-as-you-go are seeing rises of up to 2 or 3%. In London, daily caps in zones 1 to 3 went up by 10p yesterday.

One Twitter user, officialimicca, shared the below snap of the purchase of a new Travelcard, asking: “What is this? Another price rise for students? Unacceptable!”

The Mayor of London can only set fares, while Travelcards and caps are standardised across Britain by the government and train operating companies.

“TfL is now reminding all Londoners that they should check they are still buying the right ticket and paying the correct fare for their travel,” travel bosses said in a statement.

“The launch earlier this year of the Mayor’s two-for-one Hopper fare for buses and trams, and daily capping, means people could be better off using pay as you go to travel around London.”

 

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