New flat charge introduced for London cycle hire

Transport for London is bringing in a £3 day pass allowing unlimited journeys under 30 minutes all day on their Santander-sponsored hire cycles, saying it makes it one of the most affordable ways to travel in the capital.

The new charge, which starts in March, allows for hires longer than 30 minutes, which will incur an extra £1.65 for each additional 30 minutes.

The hire e-bike fleet is expanding from the current 600 bikes to 2,000 bikes.

More than 750,000 e-bike hires have taken place since their introduction, with double the number of hires per bike per day compared to classic bikes. TfL says the additional e-bikes will boost capacity and be distributed across key central London locations. They can be docked at any of the scheme’s 800 docking stations and will be available for an additional £1 per half hour with the new Day Pass, or £3.30 per 30-minute ride for non-members and customers without a Day Pass. Monthly and annual members will pay 1 per 60 minutes.

(Picture – TfL)

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