ENFIELD commuters have voiced their annoyance over travel fare increases that came into force in the New Year.
A quick opinion poll at Enfield train station found that commuters were rattled by the changes which have seen fares increased by an average of six per cent.
A single bus fare paid for by an Oyster card has risen by 10p to £1, while a weekly London travelcard will go up by £2.20 to £36.80.
Some fares will be cut, such as a new off peak fare aimed towards encouraging Londoners and visitors to travel after 9.30am.
John Woodcock, 32, of Gatward Green, Edmonton, said: "It's ridiculous. It's just another excuse to extract money out of the taxpayer."
Teacher Chris Black, of Mahon Close, said: "Short trips I'm ok with but I wouldn't like it if I had to make longer journeys."
Shawn Newman, currently unemployed, said the changes were "diabolical".
Mr Newman, who has to catch the train from Enfield Town to get to a job centre, uses the service at least three times a week. He complained that no benefits or provisions had been made for his
Natianal Express, which serves Enfield Town rail station, indicated that the increases would be use to invest in a fleet of Class 315 electric trains, station improvements at locations including
Cambridge, Colchester and Liverpool Street, and the start of a £2million scheme to extend the car park at Manningtree.