More than 100 million journeys made using Mayor's Hopper fare
A year on from its launch, more than 100 million journeys have been made using the Mayor of London’s ‘Hopper’ fare.
Every weekday around 325,000 journeys are made using ‘Hopper’, which allows passengers in London to save £1.50 on a pay-as-you-go bus or a tram journey when they switch to another bus or tram within an hour of starting their journey.
And now – one year after the fare was launched – Mayor of London Sadiq Khan confirms that it’s going to get even better.
Building on the Hopper’s success, TfL is now testing new technology that will allow customers to make as many bus and tram transfers as they need within an hour, even with a Tube or train trip in between. Transport for London (TfL) hopes to launch that upgrade in early 2018.
The ‘Hopper’ is just one of the Mayor’s projects, alongside with the Night Tube, TfL fares freeze and new Oyster top-up app, to make it cheaper and easier to use public transport in the capital.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
I’m delighted that a year after its launch 100 million journeys have been made using our new ‘Hopper’ ticket. 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 for every Londoner.
Here's what people have to say about the Hopper:
Thanks @SadiqKhan for the new bus hopper fare! It's a game-changer.
— Cal Kenny (@CallumMichaelK) September 12, 2016
— Claire Strickland (@millinerclaire) April 11, 2017
— JonCC (@JonCC) February 5, 2017
The hopper fare has saved me so much £££
— Zoé Wood (@zoelaylee) June 27, 2017
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