The fare rises seem to be designed to counter the abolision of the Congestion Charge zone.
the rise of the C-Charge to £10 will bring in £15-£20 million.
Set that against he £50-£70 million that will be lost by abolising the Western zone, or WEZ, and there you go. Who pays for the latter? The people who use public transport
"TfL stresses that it will continue saving money on operating costs, thanks to switching from Capita to IBM. Yet it remains easy to see why Boris would prefer not to be committed to scrapping the WEZ. At the same time, it leaves me wondering why the C-charge wasn't increased immediately and why the increase next year isn't to be higher.
I know what you're thinking. When push comes to shove, Boris remains the motorists' Mayor."