Ken Livingstone yesterday announced plans to allow children under 11’S to travel free on the Underground and Docklands Light Railway from April.
From April 2nd under-11s will be able to use the Tube and Docklands Light Railway for free provided they are accompanied by an adult.
The scheme operates from 9.30am on weekdays and all day at weekends and public holidays.
Unveiling the development the Mayor said:
“Free travel on the buses for under 16s was introduced last year and has made a big difference to hundreds of thousands of families in London.
Extending it to under-11s on the Tube and the Docklands Light Railway is the logical next step.
“Free tube travel for under 11s will help make visiting London’s many attractions more affordable, widen the horizons of young Londoners and encourage the next generation to use public transport as much as possible.”