Increase up to 74% Travelling in London
From January 2011, Day Travelcard buyers using The London Underground and the London buses will notice a fare rise of up to 74%.
The Zone 2-6 Day Travelcard will be redrawn and commuters will have to buy the Zone 1-6 Travelcard instead.
According to Transport for London (TfL) statistics, less than 6000 passengers a day use the Zone 2-6 Travelcard daily which include about 300 using it at peak hours.
TfL advice passengers to look into using the Oyster pay-as-you-go system which works out cheaper.
“We are very concerned that these inflation-busting fares will price people off public transport,” said Jo deBank from London TravelWatch.
“Everyone will be hit, but it appears that infrequent users, those in outer London and visitors and tourists will be hit particularly hard.”