Press Release

Our response to Transport for London fare rises

Responding to the Mayor of London’s announcement that TFL fares will rise by 5.9% from 5 March 2023, Claire Harding, Research Director at Centre for London said:

“These fare increases will be a further blow for Londoners already grappling with rising prices and the highest cost of living in the country. To support our economic recovery, and to get to net zero carbon we need to be getting more people onto public transport across the city, not pricing them off it.

We’re concerned that bus fares have gone up 6.1 per cent following a 6.5 per cent rise last year – the people who use buses the most are often those with the lowest incomes, who are least able to cope with rising costs.”