Massive fare rise unacceptable, says watchdog. on 15/10/2009
Passengers will be deeply unhappy with the massive rise in fares on tubes and buses announced today, says London TravelWatch, the watchdog for transport users in and around London.
Sharon Grant, Chair, London TravelWatch said: “These rises will be unacceptable to ordinary Londoners. We are particularly appalled at the 20% rise in single bus fares, and the rise of a single Oyster trip in zone 1. While the freeze on the price of a weekly Travelcard is welcome, it appears that infrequent, irregular users such as part-time workers will be disproportionately punished. It is these people who may well decide not to use public transport, not travel at all, or use their car instead.”
For media enquiries, please contact Jo deBank in the London TravelWatch press office on 020 7726 9953 or 07734 055494
The voice of London's transport users
15 October 2009