Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Fare Deal campaigners at Rectory Road station

Hackney Downs Labour activists leafleted outside Rectory Road station this morning - braving the rain and winds to inform commuters about Boris' fare hikes.


These fare rises mean that:
  • A single bus ticket is up 50% under Boris Johnson, from 90p in 2008 to £1.35 in 2012
  • A weekly bus and tram pass is up 45% under Boris Johnson from £13 in 2008 to £18.80 in 2012
  • A weekly zone 1-2 travelcard is up 21% under Boris Johnson from £24.20 in 2008 to £29.20 in 2012
  • A weekly zone 1-4 travelcard is up 21% under Boris Johnson from £34.60 in 2008 to £41.80 in 2012
  • A weekly zone 1-6 travelcard is up 20% under Boris Johnson from £44.60 in 2008 to £53.40 in 2012
This is despite the fact that TfL has a significant surplus on its operating budget. Ken pledges to cut these fares if elected and keep them down, saving Londoners an average of £1000 over four years.  For more detailed information please see this fact sheet setting out Ken's plans:
 
http://www.kenlivingstone.com/uploads/6bf728f3-dfdf-7444-6d22-342c3420d303.pdf