He’s faced a backlash in the past for his journeys across the capital in a James Bond-style Range Rover that is exempt from Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) rules.
The Mayor was seen posing for photos at multiple locations across the Underground and Elizabeth line this morning as he praised his ‘prudent budgeting’ for ensuring travel costs won’t go up, while National Rail prices are hiked by 4.9 per cent.
But the move, that will be paid for by allocating £123million of Greater London Authority funding, has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who accused him making ‘magic money tree promises’ ahead of May’s mayoral election.
The Labour mayor went from Westminster to Bond Street on the Jubilee line before telling reporters he was ‘pleased and proud to have once again stepped in to freeze TfL fares’. He then travelled onto Tottenham Court Road on the Elizabeth line.
The freeze will apply to pay-as-you-go fares for bus, Tube, DLR and tram journeys, and most of those fares for Overground and Elizabeth line trips. Bus fares will remain at £1.75, while an adult peak Tube single in zones one to three will still be £3.80.
Speaking next to the ticket gates at the Davies Street exit of Bond Street station in London’s West End this morning, Mr Khan said: ‘I’m really pleased and proud to have once again stepped in to freeze TfL fares and help Londoners during this cost-of-living crisis, putting up to £90 back in the pockets of Londoners.