Fare’s unfair….

Boris followed Ken’s example, and put up London bus and tube fares by an average of 6% this year.

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.

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