Transport for London is consulting on withdrawing Day Travelcards which allow unlimited travel on its services in a bid to generate additional revenue. Passengers from outside London can also buy add-on travelcards to be included on their tickets, allowing them to travel around London.
The Group Day, Weekend and London Family travelcards will be withdrawn, as would discounted Day Travelcards bought using National Rail cards. Passengers would have to use contactless or Oyster facilities or buy single or return paper tickets to travel on TfL services. Passengers travelling from outside London could apply for in advance for a Zip card or Young Visitor discount set on an Oyster card. Railcards could still be added to registered Oyster cards to get the same discounted day travel.
TfL says its funding agreement with the Government require it to develop and implement changes to generate between £500 million and £1 billion per year of additional revenue from 2023.
Proposals to withdraw from the Travelcard agreement have been dropped after the Mayor of London provided funding, meaning weekly and longer term cards can be issued.
The consultation was due to close on 23 May.