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The Lib Dems want to halve the cost of tube travel

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Isabelle Aron

Earlier this week the Green Party mayoral candidate announced a plan to get rid of London's travel zones and bring in a single flat fare across the city. And now the Lib Dems want to mix things up on the Underground too – mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon has pledged to cut fares by 50 percent for commuters travelling before 7.30am on the tube, Overground, DLR and rail.

But it's not an elaborate attempt to try and make us get up earlier – the party says the move would benefit London's lowest paid workers who often work unsociable hours. Labour hopeful Sadiq Khan has said he'll freeze fares until 2020, and Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith has promised to 'bear down' on travel costs. Let's just hope that whoever gets elected doesn't conveniently 'forget' their pledges once they get their foot in the door at City Hall.

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Image: Nicola Ferrara

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