Good news for residents who like to travel up to London to visit family and friends, enjoy a show, a museum or the sites as today TFL have confirmed that the Day Travelcard will continue.
TfL launched a public consultation on withdrawing its Travelcard ticketing option in May this year after London Mayor said that TFL needed to explore this because of conditions of Government funding settlements that have been necessary due to the devastating impact of the pandemic on the TFL’s finances.
Day Travelcards cover Zones 1-9 and offer unlimited travel on buses, tubes, trams, London Overground, DLR, Elizabeth line and National Rail services in London within a single day. The Travelcard was first launched in London in May 1983.
For those people travelling from Henley into London a one-day Travelcard is the cheapest option. A one-day off-peak Travel card is currently £26.20 from Henley including tube travel in all Zones 1-6. If the Travelcard was scrapped the price would have increased to £28.70 (+£2.50).
A statement from TFL today said, “We are pleased to confirm that, after close collaboration with the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), we have now been able to find a solution which allows the Day Travelcard to continue to be accepted on TfL services, while still meeting the terms of our funding agreement with Government. This means Day Travelcards can continue to be bought by customers as part of their train tickets to London.”
“This agreement follows a long period of negotiation by RDG representing train operators, TfL and the Department for Transport to find a solution which secures the future of the tickets while at the same time enabling us to meet our budget commitments.”
“The proposal also includes a one-off price increase on Day Travelcards bought outside Zones 1-6 as part of a National Rail ticket from March 2024 (on average 3 per cent) which will be in addition to any general regulated fares increase at the time.”