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The Green Party want to get rid of London's travel zones

Isabelle Aron

This week TfL revealed its shiny new tube map with new zones for various east London stations - but now there's talk of scrapping the whole zone system completely. Green mayoral candidate Sian Berry has revealed her plans to phase out London's travel zones and bring in a single flat fare across the city. The idea is to kick things off in 2017 by merging zones 3 and 4, as well as 5 and 6, and work towards a completely zone-free system by 2025. The plans also propose daily capped fares for part-time workers, as well as a one-hour ticket that could be used across buses, trains and tubes. Although if you drive to work, you might not be so enthused about the plans - as the money would be made up by increasing congestion charge, introducing a levy on workplace parking spaces and lobbying for a share of car tax.

It might never happen, but if it does, we're all for saving money on public transport - just as long as we can still have an excuse to bin off that house party in Uxbridge, because changing its zone doesn't make it any less of a trek. 

Find out more about the #fairfares campaign.

Or read up on TfL's fare increases for 2016.

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