Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been accused of breaking pre-election promises to freeze fares on public transport in the capital.
During his election campaign Khan said Londoners “won’t pay a penny more for their travel in 2020 than they do today”. However, he now says the fares freeze will only apply to single journeys. Passengers using Travelcards, Oyster cards or pay-as-you-go contactless cards will not benefit from his plans.
London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon said: “I think you have broken your fares promise.”
However, Khan pointed out that the Department for Transport sets Travelcard fares, and claimed that 96% of commuting Londoners will benefit from the freeze.
- For more on this, read RAIL 803, published on June 22.