Category Archives: London Tube travel

Lowest-paid Londoners ‘spending 10 per cent of their wages on travel costs’

The capital’s lowest paid workers are spending 10p in every £1 they earn on getting to work in central London, a report claimed today.

People with cleaning jobs and other manual work in hotels and offices in Zone 1 are disproportionately affected by rising transport costs and often already struggle with high housing and living costs.

The report, Living on the Edge, by London Councils, London TravelWatch and the Trust for London, found that high travel costs were a problem for all workers in the capital.

Londoners spend an average of seven per cent of their monthly income on travel — around £100 — while one in five said they went to work via the cheapest route rather than the shortest or most convenient.

The report said Londoners need to work for an average of 44 minutes a day to cover daily commuting costs, rising to 54 minutes for those earning £200 to £599 a month and one hour and 56 minutes for those earning less than £200 a month.

The report suggested concessionary fares for low-income workers, reintroducing off-peak travelcards for people on flexible working hours and making it easier to get season ticket loans.


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London bus and Tube fares to go up 4.2% from January

Fares across London’s transport network will go up by 4.2% from January, mayor Boris Johnson has announced.

The fare rise means a single bus fare on Oyster pay-as-you-go will be £1.40, up by 5p, while a zone 1 Tube journey will cost £2.10, an increase of 10p.

The increase, described by the mayor as “balanced”, is 1% above the Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation. The government has provided £96m in funds.

Cycle hire cost also doubled with an annual membership rising to £90.

Concessionary fares for young people and veterans have been protected as has free travel for the elderly and disabled.

Mr 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.”
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November 1st, a day to remember, when Boris began to resemble St George and King Canute

Boris as St George Today is the day that like King Canute, the Mayor of London reversed the tide and allowed those becoming age 60 to receive a 60+ London Oyster Photocard, instead of waiting for a Freedom Pass at an age moving towards age 65. In doing so he put to the sword those dragons who have been baying for the removal of bus passes, because they could see no further than the end of their noses.If you live in London, are aged 60 or over,You can now apply for a 60+ London Oyster photocard, giving travel free on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London
If you wish to apply the place to go is http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/25830.aspx

get free travel with 60+ London Oyster photocard if you live in London & aged 60 or over

If you:

Live in London
Are aged 60 or over

You can apply for a 60+ London Oyster photocard to:

Travel free on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London

Do you have a Freedom Pass?

You can’t get a 60+ London Oyster photocard if you have, or are eligible to apply for a Freedom Pass. Find out if you are eligible for a Freedom Pass.

how to apply

If you:

  • Live in London
  • Are aged 60 or over

You can apply for a 60+ London Oyster photocard to:

  • Travel free on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London

Do you have a Freedom Pass?