New year = new resolutions, new diets... and new travel costs, which come into effect on January 2 2017.
The good news
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has frozen all Transport for London fares until 2020. That means everyone travelling solely by bus or tram in London won't pay any more than they did in 2016. Pay as you go journeys on the tube, DLR, Emirates Air Line and rail services will all be frozen too, while hire and access fees on Santander Cycles will also be frozen 'to encourage more people to try cycling to get around London'.
The bad news
The Mayor only has the power to set fares. Travelcards and daily and weekly caps are set to rise across the country by an average of 2.3 per cent. For example, daily caps in Zones 1-3 have increased by 10p and weekly Zone 1-3 travelcards have gone up from £38 to £38.70. See all the new pricing info here.
'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,' says TfL. 'In addition, customers are reminded that if they are travelling across London and do not travel through Zone 1, they can avoid paying a higher fare by touching on a pink reader at specific stations when interchanging.'Share the story