|Commuters Warned To Expect Big Fare Hikes|
London Mayor is being urged to stop the rises
The Mayor’s Business Plan states that fares are scheduled to increase at RPI plus one per cent in January, meaning that fares would rise by 3.5% across London.
Dr Sahota says that the planned rises mean that despite the Mayor pledging to lower fares, since he came to power the cost of travel will have increased by an average of 42% - now costing commuters in Ealing £391 more for a zones 1-4 annual
- Bus Pay as You Go – up to £1.50 - a 60p rise since 2008
Commenting on the potential fare rises Dr Onkar Sahota, London Assembly Member for Ealing and Hillingson said:
“Instead of accepting another year of inflation busting fare rises the Mayor should be standing up for hard pressed Londoners and scrapping his plans for above inflation fare rises.”
25th August 2014