Transport for London
Buses celebrate a hopper birthday
The Hopper bus fare, which lets passengers take two bus or tram journeys within an hour for just £1.50, celebrates its first birthday this week.
More than 100 million journeys have been made using the Hopper fare since its launch, new figures from TfL show.
It lets passengers change on to another bus or tram for free if the second journey is taken within one hour of touching in using contactless bank cards or Oyster.
The reduced fare is given automatically, making travel cheaper for millions of passengers who rely on bus services.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: 'In allowing passengers to change buses for free within an hour, I'm proud that we're cutting the cost of travel for thousands of Londoners all across the city.
'The cost of travel must never be a barrier to work or study, and with our TfL fares freeze and unlimited bus journeys within the hour planned from next year, we're continuing to make public transport an easier and more affordable option forevery Londoner.'
Bus and tram customers are set to make even more savings from early next year when the Mayor plans to introduce an improved Hopper fare - allowing unlimited journeys by tram and bus taken within an hour.
The upgrade will also allow passengers to include a Tube or train trip, too, in their bus or tram journeys, helping more Londoners to benefit from the discount.
- Find out more about the Hopperfare at tfl.gov.uk/hopper
Did you know?
Around 325,000 journeys are made every weekday using the Hopper fare.
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