Whilst the whole world is watching the aftermath of the US elections, Boris Johnson is burying bad news about rising transport costs. The Evening Standard reports:
“The Mayor today revealed that the charge to hire a Boris Bike will double as he announced fare rises across the transport network. Boris Johnson outlined above inflation increases averaging 4.2 per cent for the Tube, buses, DLR and overland rail from January.”
Johnson’s team denied that this was a deliberate attempt to bury bad news, saying that the announcement had been in the diary for months, an that this was a “genuine coincidence”.
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