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Good old 'In the Red' Ken... Aug. 19th, 2003 01:49 pm
London mayor Ken Livingstone announces that tube fares in central London will rise by 25% from January.

Bloody BBCi "summaries" - that's just for singles / daily tickets. Oyster prices are staying the same :/

From: purplerabbits
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 05:50 am (Link)
It is hoped that within three years, paying for public transport in London will become a virtually cashless system.

Because London doesn't get a lot of tourists at all...
From: wechsler
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 05:52 am (Link)
Well, to much the same level that BBC news online is a virtually clueless system...
From: thekumquat
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 06:49 am (Link)
Works in many other cities of the world - buy tickets from your hotel or nearby newsagent, or a station or bus stop, use transport.

Buses in central London are going to be cashless from next week anyway, and this move will make them virtually cashless from next year in the rest of London, which has to speed up journeys and make drivers less likely to get attacked for their money.

I don't think it's going to be any more of a problem for tourists to figure out than the current collection of payment methods. Travelcards are probably the most appropriate for most tourists anyway.
From: feanelwa
Date: August 19th, 2003 - 11:24 am (Link)
Thus making it even more pissy for people who don't live in London but know people who do. The bastards. I hope they all meet lots of wonderful friends in London and then have to move to Devon.