London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, has scrapped many of the one day travel cards previously available. Kingston’s residents can no longer buy travelcards for zones 2 to 6, and so are being forced to pay higher prices for an all-zone travel card.
Local Liberal Democrats are joining the campaign led by Leader of the Lib Dem Assembly Group, Caroline Pidgeon, to persuade the Mayor to think again.
“By forcing people to buy cards with more zones the Mayor is guilty of massive fare rises by the backdoor.” said Caroline Pidgeon.
“He’s already increased the price of a single bus journey by a staggering 44% since he was elected, hitting the poorest, the hardest.”