Some parts of the Mayor’s festive fare rise saw trip costs up by 11%. For example, single bus trips went up from 90p to £1 a time.
All this, when inflation is at 4% and interest rates at a new low of 1%. And most public transport users are feeling the pinch.
Now it turns out that TfL lied – there’s no other word for it – in advertising that those bus fares were falling.
We need properly funded and well run public transport: but whacking fares up by way over inflation – and then fibbing about it – is just not the right way to go about it.