Particularly evil TfL price rises

As well as the headline price rises, they're getting rid of several travelcards.

If you didn't go into zone one (or only did so on the bus) you could have a 2-6 travelcard = currently £5.10 off peak. Not from 2nd Jan: you'll be charged the 1-6 (now £7.50, then £8.00) or 1-4 (£6.30, rising to £7.30) rate = much more. Why yes, I do often get the train to Elephant and Castle (border of zone one and two) and get the bus or Boris bike from there.

They're also getting rid of the zone 1-3 and 1-5 day rates, and these will be charged as 1-4 and 1-6.

This is apparently not a price rise, but "simplification".

Oh, and the minimum automatic Oyster top-up will go from £5 to £8, giving them more of your money for longer. Deposits for new Oyster cards go up from £3 to £5.


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