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Sadiq Khan will launch a one-hour 'hopper' bus ticket in September

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

Sadiq Khan only officially started work as the new Mayor of London yesterday, but he's not wasted any time getting stuck in and has already set his first policy in motion. 

As everyone knows by now, Sadiq's dad once drove the No. 44 bus (he did mention that, right?), so it should come as no surprise that his first move as mayor is to make travelling on London buses that little bit easier. He's launching a one-hour 'hopper' bus ticket, which will allow passengers to travel on two buses within an hour for a flat rate of £1.50. The ticket will be automatically applied for pay-as-you-go passengers with Oyster cards or contactless payment cards.

In his original manifesto, the mayor promised unlimited bus transfers within an hour, but apparently TfL's ticketing technology is not up to the job just yet. But once the technology is upgraded, the mayor hopes to launch unlimited bus journeys within an hour by 2018. In the meantime, the two-bus 'hopper' ticket will launch in September. Not bad for his first day in the office.

Got a ticket to ride? Check out the top five seats on the bus.

Or find out why London bus routes are numbered like they are.

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