From next Saturday, 2nd January 2016, holders of 5-10 zip cards will no longer need to pay for any National Rail journeys within the zones. This is good news, but what if you already have some credit on your card. The helpdesk can arrange a refund, but a side-effect is that the card will be cancelled. As you need the card to benefit from the free travel that is obviously no good. There appear to be two options available at the moment:
Over the last few days the details of the new fares have been gradually added to the fares section of the TfL website. They seem to have taken my lead in some respects because there is now a page listing just caps and travelcards, although there is still too much duplication in my opinion. The … Read more
As anyone who reads this site regularly already knows, the Oyster fares system is ridiculously complicated. There are odd scenarios, particularly in the afternoon peak, where it can be cheaper to finish a journey in zone 1 than at the zone 2 station beforehand. However, this evening I’ve found a case where the cheapest route varies depending on the time of day you travel.