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Tube Fare Time Machine: Weekly Travelcard Could Cost £108 in 2050

Thursday 22nd May 2014

A virtual Tube Fare Time Machine predicts commuters will pay nearly £110 a week for a Zones 1-6 travelcard in 2050.jubilee line tubeThe online service gives an estimate of how much prices will go up in future, giving a breakdown of different travelcard options.

It predicts that by 2050, a weekly Zones 1-2 travelcard will have almost doubled in price from today - rising from £31.40 to £61.44.

As well as estimating prices in years to come, the Time Machine also shows what costs were in the past.

In 1983, a week's travelcard for Zones 1-6 would set you back £12 - the cost today is £57.20.

That's a rise of 377% in 31 years. 

The calculator has been designed by


See what the Tube Fare Time Machine predicts you'll be paying in future here.