Caroline’s plan would offer half price fares on Underground, Overground and TFL Rail Services for people travelling by 7.30am. This plan builds on her pioneering work developing a one hour bus ticket.
Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem London Assembly Member, comments:
“This would help some of our City’s lowest paid workers who often have to work unsocial hours. A half price fare scheme would also help to tackle overcrowding by encouraging some people to start their journeys earlier in the morning.”
Cllr Gail Engert, Haringey Lib Dem Leader of the Opposition, comments:
“Haringey Lib Dems have been campaigning for fairer fares for local commuters for years, alongside Caroline Pidgeon our London Assembly Member. The Liberal Democrats wanted to see cheaper early morning fares, which would benefit Haringey's low-paid workers.
“The last Labour Mayor of London said he would freeze fares for commuters and then fares went up well above inflation every year but one under his rule. That really makes me question whether the current Labour Mayor will actually freeze fares. Labour’s record in office on this issue has been really poor.”