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Most expensive in the world: London’s fares rise again

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Special reports | Guardian Unlimited

· Bus and tube cash prices in capital soar by 33%

· Rail firms announce 4.3% average increases

A recent article in the Guardian compares travel costs in London with other cities (but did not include any Canadian examples). Just for fun I thought I would see how they stack up against Vancouver, but in order to make it understandable I converted it to Canadian dollars and kilometres


Written by Stephen Rees

January 4, 2007 at 9:16 am

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  1. Apparently the cash fare is meant to encourage use of the Oyster card – which may be a hassle for tourists.
    Mind you, I used the Octopus card in Hong Kong when there last March – can’t recall what the deposit was on it (if any).

    Seattle is moving to a universal card as well – called ORCA. One Regional Card Access(?) Can’t remember what the acronym stands for.


    January 4, 2007 at 3:20 pm

  2. ORCA – One Regional Card fo All


    January 4, 2007 at 3:26 pm

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