Today sees the start of through running from the wider National Rail network into the EL core section. In the vast majority of cases this means that you will no longer need to change at Paddington or Liverpool Street. Services from Reading and Heathrow Airport will run through to Abbey Wood, while services from Shenfield … Read more
Beyond zones 1-9 the daily and weekly caps for contactless PAYG are usually set at the same rates as the outboundary travelcards (Anytime, Off-peak and Weekly) to zones 1-6. This is because using contactless is marketed as a convenience rather than value for money. Note that there are exceptions where Oyster is also available because … Read more
Not much usually changes in either the May or September fare revisions, at least as far as Oyster and contactless is concerned. This year has been very different. Some of the changes have been mentioned in earlier posts, but I’ll repeat them here along with other details which weren’t publicised in advance. Oyster card fee … Read more
In a bit of a sneaky underhand move, GTR have silently increased the price of using the Gatwick Express and doubling back to Horley, Salfords, Earlswood or Redhill. This will now cost the same as the full Gatwick Express single, £20.60.
Two significant changes are being made to PAYG fares and Oyster card fees from tomorrow, September 4th 2022. Fares to any Heathrow station, either Underground or Elizabeth line, will become peak all day if the journey starts in or travels through zone 1. There will be no change if the journey avoids zone 1; and … Read more
A problem that has been reported in several places is the lack of validators in a key place at Custom House. As part of the new Elizabeth line station, a set of escalators has been provided from the DLR platforms up to the side gate into the Elizabeth line station. The problem is that no-one … Read more