Londoners pay the bill for the Mayor and Government's political games

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the news that most train fares will rise by 1.6% from 2 January 2021, but TfL fares will rise by 2.6% due to Government set conditions on TfL said:

“This exceptionally high fare rise for TfL passengers makes it clear that Londoners continue to pay the price for the political games being played by the Mayor and the Government.

"Nobody could have predicted the shock of COVID-19 to TfL's finances. But instead of getting around the table and putting Londoners best interests first, we've seen punitive measures imposed from above. From stripping school children of free bus travel to punishing cash-strapped commuters on the tube, it's time for the blame game to come to an end and a new fairer deal for Londoners is struck."