Travel boost for London’s flexi-workers

tube_train London Transport have announced changes to Oyster pay-as-you-go fares, which will cut travel costs for many of the capital’s flexible and part-time workers. Currently, pay-as-you-go users who top up Oyster cards as they travel pay more than season ticket Oyster users.

However, from January, Transport for London (TfL) said those with unpredictable working patterns will be able to use pay-as-you-go Oyster or contactless payments “with the new guarantee that they will pay no more in a day than one fifth of the cost of a seven-day Travelcard ticket”.

The costs will be recouped from changes to other ticket prices. The off-peak oyster card cap is scrapped, as is the zones 1-2 paper travelcard.  London Assembly Member Val Shawcross said the cap change “corrects an unfair anomaly which means people in part-time or flexible work have had to pay more”.


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