Yesterday I discovered another little anomaly with the Oyster system. I ventured out with one of my kids on a circular route taking in the DLR and Overground. We touched in at Crayford and took the rounder service to Woolwich Arsenal. Then it was the DLR to Shadwell with the obligatory sitting in the front seat pretending to drive the train.
I’ve come across a special promotion on the National Rail Enquiries website where adult Oystercard holders (and Freedom Pass holders) can escape from London for very low fares. £5 will get you a day return to many places just outside London while £20 will get you a saver return to places like Cardiff, Liverpool and Great Yarmouth. First Class fares are also available.