£1.50 for unlimited bus travel in London?

9 May 2016
Unlimited bus travel

Sadiq Khan has not been in the job long, but one of the first things he's looking at as Mayor of London, is a new bus ticket you can buy, which will give you unlimited travel for an hour.

This ticket is going to be called The Hopper and will cost you £1.50, which is great if you have to take multiple buses to work, or need to catch a bunch of buses within a 60 minute period.

In 2009, there was a proposal to do this, but Boris Johnson rejected the idea, which came from the Lib-Dems.

At the moment, a single fare will cost you £1.50, and is capped at £4.40 a day on Oyster. However, if you change buses, you pay again.

Khan was travelling with a man called Joseph Sarpong to his retail job, and said: "It was a journey he [that'd be Joseph] does twice a day and under the current system it costs him £5 there and back because he uses two buses each way. This can't be right."

If you're outside of London, this might seem like thoroughly pointless news, but if Khan gets this up and running, then other councils are likely to look at it and copy the idea, which is good news for everyone.

Unless you're one of those people who hates riding on buses, that is.

TOPICS:   UK News   Motoring

2 comments

  • BegTets

    'then other councils are likely to look at it and copy the idea, which is good news for everyone.'

    Ones that haven't already de-regulated the bus services.

    • CaptainCretin

      At average London speeds, isnt this limiting your bus journey distance to about 200 yards??

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