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Good news! TfL is freezing travel fares for the fourth year in a row

Lisa Wright

You don’t need us to tell you that living in London is expensive. Just take a look at your banking app. See? Ouch. Told you.

But while we’re all prone to moaning about the increasing price of a pint (a fiver! An outrage!) and lamenting how much of our wages we spent on that just-missed-the-last-train Uber, we’re also all for celebrating an easy win. Which is what we’ve been given by TfL, who, for the fourth year in a row, has announced that it’ll be freezing fares for pay-as-you-go travel.

That means bus fares will remain priced at £1.50 and off-peak tube journeys between Zones 2 and 6 will stay at their 2016 rates. Nice one, Sadiq.

Admittedly it’s not ALL good news: travel cards will go up by 2.8 percent in 2020 (that’s around a £40 increase for a yearly Zone 1 and 2 ticket). But for those taking each day as it comes, you’re in luck.

Because, yes, progress is good. But when it comes to spending rates, we’re all for slowing the forward-motion down…

Why not celebrate by hopping on the tube and exploring London’s cultural TfL map – a guide to all the cool goings-on near each station.

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