The Rail Delivery Group has today announced that following in depth negotiation with TfL and the Department for Transport the day travelcard will not now be discontinued in January.
The agreement gives TfL a more reasonable share of the revenue generated by the travelcard and enables it to fulfill it’s funding agreement with the DfT.
There will sadly be a small cost to pay from outside zones 1-6. When the annual fares change occurs in March next year, outboundary day travelcards will rise by a one-off additional 3% (on average), above whatever the standard increase will be.
I’ll add more info from the press release later, but for now, yes I am a little surprised, but definitely happy that common sense has prevailed.