On 2 January 2018 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced that the new unlimited one-hour Hopper fare will be live by the end of the month in London. The service allows London’s public transport passengers to make unlimited journeys across different buses, trams and trains within one hour. Fares on public transport will also be frozen, helping the average London household save around £200 by 2020.
The news was covered in the media including City AM and the Metro and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
New West End Company supports the service and Chief Executive Jace Tyrrell commented:
“London’s West End offers an unsurpassed mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment welcoming 200 million visits a year. Our businesses have long been campaigning for a hopper ticket to allow our customers and employees to move around the West End easily and economically. We welcome the Mayor’s announcement as a solid commitment of business and City Hall working together to deliver economic growth and reducing traffic in our district.”