The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced yesterday that he will be introducing a one hour bus ‘Hopper’ fare in September. This will allow bus passengers who pay fares using Oyster and contactless payments to change buses within one hour without having to pay additional fares.
Commenting on the announcement, Claire Haigh, Chief Executive of Greener Journeys, said:
“Greener Journeys warmly welcomes the commitment shown by the new Mayor of London to improve bus travel for Londoners in his first week in office. The announcement is good news for Londoners, both young and old, who will hopefully be encouraged to leave their cars at home and hop on the bus to travel around the Capital. Buses deliver huge social, environmental and economic benefits, with every £1 invested in buses delivering up to £7 of economic benefits. Greener Journeys looks forward to working with the Mayor to encourage more people to use buses.”
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