- All fares set by the Mayor remain frozen during 2020, helping to encourage more people onto public transport
- Bus and Tram fares remain £1.50, with the Mayor’s Hopper fare allowing unlimited journeys within an hour
- Adult off-peak fares for Tube journeys within Zones 2-6 just £1.50 using pay as you go
- Pay as you go with contactless to Reading launches on 2 January 2020, helping to make travel on the new TfL Rail service more convenient for customers
Transport for London (TfL) is reminding Londoners that all fares set by the Mayor of London will remain frozen for a fourth year in a row during 2020.
The fares for 2020 will see ‘pay as you go’ journeys on the bus, Tube, Tram, DLR, TfL-run rail services (where TfL fares apply) and Emirates Air Line remaining the same as they are currently. The cost of hiring a Santander Cycle will also remain the same – just £2 to access a bike for a day and if the journeys are under 30 minutes there is no additional cost.
TfL’s latest figures show that 64 per cent of all journeys now made on the Tube are made using pay as you go, demonstrating an increasing move away from paper season tickets and towards more convenient smart ticketing.
By using pay as you go with a contactless or Oyster card, adult off-peak fares including Zone 1 start at £2.40 and off-peak adult Tube, DLR and most London Overground fares within Zones 2-6 are just £1.50. In addition, with the Hopper fare, customers can take unlimited bus and tram journeys across the capital within an hour for just £1.50, with the total cost capped at £4.50 for the whole day. Since its launch in September 2016 the Hopper ticket has already been used for more than 400million journeys in the capital.
From 2 January, the overall increase in national rail fares since the Mayor was elected in May 2016 will be around 10 per cent. In contrast, fares set by the Mayor have been frozen. All TfL travel concessions are also protected, ensuring that children, those over 60, veterans, apprentices and people on specific unemployment benefits continue to benefit from free or discounted travel. Travelcards and associated caps, which are set in agreement with the train operating companies under fares regulations set by the Government, will increase by 2.7 per cent.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m proud to be freezing TfL fares for the fourth year in succession, fulfilling the pledge made in my manifesto. Alongside our hugely popular Hopper fare we’re making public transport a more affordable option for millions of people across our city. This is vital to encourage more Londoners out of their cars – helping reduce congestion and emissions, and clean up our toxic air.
“This is in stark contrast to the Government who have allowed the failing private rail companies to hike up their fares once again despite letting down London’s suburban rail passengers.”
For more information about TfL’s fares, please visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk/fares/