The Tube Fare Time Machine allows you to see how much your daily, monthly and annual travel will cost up to the year 2050.
Researchers looked at the average increases in Travelcard prices for the last 30 years to predict how fares might in the future.
The device also lets users see what prices were in the past, and goes all the way back to 1983, when travel zones were introduced and when a seven day Travelcard for zones one and two cost just £4.70, compared to £31.40 today.
The Tube Fare Time Machine so-called because of its time traveling abilities, also predicts that, in line with current trends, that same Travelcard will break the £100 barrier by 2045, and by 2050 will cost almost £110.
In fact according to the device, commuters will be paying in excess of £3,000 for an annual zones 1 – 6 Travelcard by the year 2027. Therefore, a child born in 2014 will, by the time they are 21, have to pay £48.92 for a weekly Travelcard, £187.93 for a monthly and £1955.56 for an annual ticket just to commute into and around zones 1 and 2. This represents a 56% on what you would pay today.
However, for someone who started working in London 31 years ago, they would have seen the cost of their Tube commute increase by 85%.
One commuter said: “I’ve been travelling in London for the past 10 years and I’ve seen Tube prices go through the roof. A 2 – 3% increase may sound small, but over the years it soon builds up. I pay nearly £1260 per year for my travel – that is a huge chunk out of my salary.”
Find out how much your commute will cost in the future here.
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