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How much is the price increase for the Elizabeth line at London Heathrow airport?

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Fees for all Underground and Elizabeth Line journeys between Zone 1 and Heathrow Airport have been increased to the maximum fare, effective September 4.

This now means that for journeys between Heathrow Airport and Zone 1, passengers will be charged peak hour rates, regardless of when they travel.

All journeys that terminate at stations before Heathrow terminals, such as Hayes & Harlington, Hatton Cross and Hounslow West, will continue to be charged an off-peak fare, as they are not in Zone 1.

A journey between central London and Heathrow Airport on the Piccadilly line now costs £5.50, and a similar journey on the Elizabeth line costs £12.80.

A la carte travel is still eligible for the daily and weekly cap and free travel for those under 11 remains in place.

Additionally, another change introduced on September 4 means the price of a new Oyster card has been reduced from £5 to £7.

This increase is the result of the latest government funding agreement, according to Transport for London (TfL).

The governing body responsible for most of London’s transport network said the £2 increase is expected to generate additional revenue of up to £27million a year for TfL.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “This fare increase has been chosen because it would have less of an impact on Londoners who are currently concerned about the cost of living, and to ensure journeys which avoid Zone 1 will not be unaffected, helping to protect those living near the airport and working at the airport.

Although the Piccadilly Line or the Elizabeth Line is still much cheaper than the Heathrow Express in most cases, passengers could get a better deal with Heathrow Express if they buy a train ticket at least 90 days before their journey. as the Heathrow Express offers tickets to or from London Paddington for £5.50.