Londoners on income support to get half price bus fares next month

Londoners on income support will benefit from half price bus fares from the end of August. Up to 250,000 people in the capital on the lowest incomes will pay just 50p using Oyster pay-as-you-go on all single fares.

And, as normal bus prices will drop by 10 per cent in September, they will only have to pay 45p for a single fare on Oyster from the end of next month.

All people living in London on income support – such as carers, the disabled and people on low incomes – will be able to get half price travel on the capital’s buses.

How to get Half-price Bus fares
Simply take your letter from the Department for Work and Pensions or the job centre that proves your entitlement to income support and your London address, with proof of identity (such as a passport or driver’s licence or bank card) and two passport-sized photos to the post office and fill out the appropriate form.

In return, you will receive a travel photo-card which you will then have to show when you take your Oyster card to be topped up.

Half price travel applies to pay-as-you-go bus fares and bus season tickets. It does not cover Tube fares or Travelcards.

Info provided by Chandrakant Shah


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