TfL’s off-peak Friday fares trial to end on 31 May 2024

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TfL concludes its three-month trial of off-peak fares on Fridays on 31 May 2024, having aimed to boost public transport use and economic activity by offering reduced fares and special deals throughout London.

TfL's off-peak Friday fares trial to end on 31 May 2024

Credit: Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) reminds passengers that its three-month trial offering off-peak fares on Fridays concludes on 31 May 2024. Since 8 March, Tube and rail passengers using pay-as-you-go contactless and Oyster cards have benefited from off-peak fares all day on Fridays, increasing public transport use and economic activity in the city.

Typically, peak fares apply from 06:30 to 09:30 and 16:00 to 19:00 on both TfL and National Rail services. This trial aimed to make Friday travel cheaper, encouraging more people to visit offices and city attractions on a traditionally quieter weekday.

The trial included a daily fare cap adjustment to off-peak rates on Fridays, aiding those with multiple journeys. Additionally, 60+ London Oyster photocard and Older Persons’ Freedom Pass holders travelled for free all day on Fridays.

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Post-trial, TfL will analyse public transport ridership data, customer feedback and business community input to evaluate the trial’s impact and inform future fare policies.

Alex Williams, Chief Customer and Strategy Officer at TfL, said: “London is an amazing place to live, work and socialise, and this trial has looked to make it easier for people to travel into and around London on a Friday. Analysis of the trial is ongoing, and will help us to better understand how targeted initiatives like this could help encourage more people back onto public transport and into the London on a day that is currently quieter than midweek days.”

As the trial ends, Londoners and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the final off-peak Friday and explore the city’s vibrant offerings. TfL’s evaluation will provide insights into potential future fare innovations to enhance public transport use and economic activity in London.

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