The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched the new one hour bus fare – the ‘Hopper’ – on Monday 12 September. Bus and tram passengers will now be able to take two journeys for the price of one, within an hour.
How does it work ?
Any second bus or tram journey made within one hour of the start of your first journey will be free, if you’re using contactless or Oyster pay-as-you-go.
From 2018, passengers will also be able to make unlimited bus and tram journeys within one hour – once TfL has upgraded its ticketing technology.
The Hopper in 2016
The Hopper fare applies automatically to passengers who are using contactless or Oyster pay-as-you-go
Passengers can switch between buses and trams in any combination, within an hour
The Hopper from 2018:
Transport for London (TfL) are improving their technology so that passengers should be able to make unlimited bus and tram journeys within one hour
Currently, the Hopper saving does not apply if a passenger changes from a bus or tram, to a rail or tube service, and then back to a bus or tram. TfL are improving their technology so that from 2018 these journeys will also qualify for the Hopper fare
The Hopper fare has been introduced to benefit Londoners on low incomes who may rely more heavily on the bus network. Using the Hopper fare, bus passengers can make longer journeys across London for just £1.50 for a standard adult fare.
For more information, visit the Transport for London website here
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