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Chancellor Must Match London Mayor's Commitment On Fares

Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Campaign for Better Transport has responded to the announcement by the Mayor of London that train, tube and bus fares in the Capital will rise by an overall average of 3% in the New Year.

James MacColl, Head of Campaigns, Campaign for Better Transport said:

"Boris Johnson's decision to keep the increase in public transport fares to 3% is definitely a step in the right direction, although many Londoners will still see fares rising faster than incomes. The challenge is now for George Osborne to match the Mayor's commitment in this week's Autumn Statement and end the decade of above inflation rail fares."

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For further information please contact:

Andrew Allen
Campaign for Better Transport
T: 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773 468
E: andrew.allen@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors:

1. The Mayor of London has announced changes to public transport fares for 2014. Details of the these have been reported in the Evening Standard.

2. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929)


Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Campaign for Better Transport, on Tuesday 3 December, 2013. For more information visit http://www.pressat.co.uk/