Following the welcome news that travel companies such as Eurostar and Network Rail have offered people arriving from Ukraine free travel, TfL have started their own scheme to help those coming to the UK navigate the London transport network.
London’s tube network, while we love it, can be a complex beast at the best of times; with all the Oyster Cards, contactless payment and whatnot (without mentioning it being pretty damn expensive). And that’s before you factor in the severity of fleeing your country from a truly terrible situation and likely having travelled for many tiring hours already.
Because of this, TfL are allowing newly arrived Ukrainian Nationals to use London buses free of charge for 48 hours. This offer will be in place for the next 12 weeks, and all that is needed is a Ukrainian passport and boarding pass signalling arrival in the UK.
It is hoped that the scheme can, even in the smallest of ways, reduce the unthinkable level of stress; as well as help Ukrainian nationals reunite with their families or make their way to new accommodation.
This scheme is up and running as of today (March 23) and will continue for the next 12 weeks.