Free travel for children in London from January

16 November 2015

Oyster cards in London - the cheap way to travel? Children in London are going to benefit from free travel on all train services in the capital.

If you live in That London and have kids who are under 11, then they'll be able to travel for free on all services, according to Transport for London.

From January 2nd 2016, they will no longer have to cough-up money to travel on National Rail services. That's alright isn't it? Unless you're the majority of children who live outside of London, clearly.

Under the current arrangements, the kids only get complimentary travel on TfL buses and trams, as well as on the Tube, DLR and London Overground when they travel with a fare-paying adult.

However, from next year, this free travel will be extended to trains after TfL said that they are committed to paying £500,000 a year to the train-operating companies to cover the cost. Great news for parents and their children - terrible news for people who hate the very sight of these little oiks and their Lynx deodorant.

TOPICS:   Travel   UK News

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