Bus passengers would be able to make as many journeys as they like within one hour under fares proposals put forward by London’s Liberal Democrats.
Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick has unveiled six fares initiatives he says would allow London’s public transport users to save money.
In addition to allowing passengers to change buses without paying an additional fare, Mr Paddick says he would introduce cheaper fares on the DLR, Tube and London Overground for those travelling before 7.30am.
He has also promised to introduce a ‘Part-timers’ Travelcard’ which would allow passengers regularly travelling three days a week to benefit from the same discounts provided by weekly travelcards.
Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly have previously called on Mayor Boris Johnson to implement the one hour ticket proposal.
Citing an answer given to the London Assembly by transport commissioner Peter Hendy, the LibDems say the policy would cost Transport for London “£30-£40m” per year.
Unveiling his fares policies, Mr Paddick said: “Our Fairer Fares package, including the One Hour Bus Ticket, is a realistic and fully costed proposal that targets fare reductions at passengers who need them most.”
Running mate Caroline Pidgeon added: “The Liberal Democrats are determined to make life easier for Londoners, not by promising unrealistic fare cuts but with practical, affordable help for those who need it the most.”
Candidates for Mayor include Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat), Jenny Jones (Green party), Ken Livingstone (Labour), Lawrence Webb (UKIP) and Boris Johnson (Conservative).