I was told by one cleaner that if the price of travel keeps going up at the rate it is at the moment that they will not be able to travel and work.
Fares and Ticketing
Tube fares are due to rise above inflation again in January 2013, by 4.2% on average.
TfL and LUL are increasing penalty fares on 19th February from £50 to £80.
It's just another way of stinging passengers for money they don't have.
Transport for London have belatedly announced the 5.6% average New Year fares increases.
It's due to start next week, it puts us in danger, it makes us do higher-paid grades' work on the cheap, and its a threat to our jobs and our ever-decreasing promotion chances. What is it?
Management have snuck through a further attack on ticket office jobs and our working conditions.
LU management trundles on with it various ways of tempting business away from ticket office windows. To spot the latest, look at TRU no.45 p.15.
NR Ticket Range Improved on POMs
The day the government announced its vast spending cuts, Boris Johnson snuck in an extra attack.
Tube fares will rise on average 6.8% in January 2011, 2% above July's Retail Price Index.
London Underground continues to claim that its savage cuts in ticket office opening hours are 'driven by changes in customer behaviour'. Yet it also continues to drive those changes in customer behaviour itself, in an attempt to justify savage cuts in ticket office opening hours!
The company's latest ruse is to give the shop on the Liverpool Street station C gateline the right to top up Oyster. It's less than ten feet from the ticket office. And, of course, it would be allowed to top up Oyster for whatever amount the customer wants - no £5 minimum here!
London Underground tell us ticket sellers are dinosaurs; Oyster is the future.