BORIS Johnson has pledged to lower the age of eligibility for free 24-hour public transport back to 60 if he is re-elected.

The Mayor of London said he would reverse the previous administration’s decision to gradually increase the age of eligibility for the Freedom Pass to 65 by 2015.

Mr Johnson said: "Hard-working people who have done the right thing and paid their taxes in expectation of free travel on retirement are right to be annoyed at those who seek to take that away.

"Today I renew my pledge to elderly Londoners that they will get free travel from the age of 60. I am confident that ongoing savings will enable me to deliver this for the next mayoral term."