Boris tells TfL to create fares for part-timers

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PART-TIME workers will from next year be able to buy more flexible travel cards, the Mayor of London pledged yesterday after setting aside money in next year’s budget to fund the fares.

Boris Johnson said the advent of contactless bank card payments on the Tube and bus networks makes it possible “to develop more flexible ticketing products”.

“I have therefore asked TfL to introduce ticketing which specifically addresses the needs of part-time workers from January 2015,” he added in a statement.

Proposals to stop taking cash payments on buses and restrict passengers to card and Oyster fares would save TfL an estimated £24m a year, the London Assembly said, freeing up cash to subsidise flexible fares.