TfL Hopper journeys reach 10 million

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More than 10 million ‘Hopper’ journeys have been made on London’s buses since the new fare was introduced six weeks ago on Monday, September 12, the London Evening Standard reported.

The ticket, which allows passengers a free second bus journey within an hour of starting their first, saves passenger £1.50 a journey.

The exact ten millionth journey was made on route 332, which runs from Brent Park in North West London to Paddington Station. The most popular Hopper bus is route 18, which runs from Sudbury and Harrow Road to Euston Station via Kensal Green. The most popular bus stop for users taking advantage of the Hopper ticket is Brent Cross Shopping Centre, where more than 20,000 ‘hops’ have taken place.

Other popular routes include the 207 in West London, the 53 across South East London and the 279 in North East London.

Transport for London said it is now working towards bringing in unlimited bus and tram transfers within one hour from 2018, including those which have a Tube or train journey in between.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said: “We must ensure that everyone can afford to travel around our city, particularly people who rely on public transport to get to work or to study.

“10 million journeys so far exceeds all my expectations, and the amount of people using the Hopper shows how vital our buses are to the lives of Londoners all across our city.”