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London Mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of misunderstanding the financial pressures affecting residents after transport fares rose above inflation for the fifth consecutive year.

Many commuters across the capital returned to work this week to find an extra pinch to their pockets, with bus fares and tube fees increasing by an average of 4.2 per cent.

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The new year got off to an expensive start for commuters as those heading back to work faced transport fare rises of up to 13 per cent.

The latest above-inflation fare hikes, which came into effect on January 2, will see passengers feeling the pinch with Tube, DLR and Overground, peak-time journeys in zone 1 rising from £1.80 to £1.90 and for zones 1 to 3from £2.70 to £2.90.