What’s New

The transfer of the information pages from the old site is just about complete now.  While copying stuff over I’ve taken the opportunity to improve some of the pages.  The highlights are listed below.  I’m still in the process of clearing down much of the old site.  Many of the old information pages now automatically … Read more

Refunds of £5 Oyster Card Fee

It’s nearly a year since TfL changed the £5 deposit for an adult Oyster card to a £5 fee, refundable after a year. They’ve now provided some details as to how this will work. First here’s the general text: From 23 February 2021, customers who purchased a new Oyster card in the past year will … Read more

Hopper Time Limit Reduces

At the same time that the single bus/tram fare rises by 5p to £1.55, TfL are making a change to the ‘secret’ grace period at the end of the hopper hour. As many people have found out, the hopper hour has actually been 70 minutes long.  Originally 70 minutes was the time allowed to enable … Read more

Extortionate National Rail Fare Increases

You may remember that I wrote about a problem with National Rail fare increases back in October.  I’m disappointed to report that exactly the same problem will occur on March 1st this year, meaning that the cumulative effect is getting worse. As a reminder, when applying small increases (circa 2.5%) to fares below £4, the … Read more

New Fares from 1st March 2021

Details of the new fares from 1st March 2021 have been released today. As predicted, the average increase is 2.6% which is last July’s inflation rate of 1.6% plus a 1% uplift mandated by the government. Both TfL and NR fares are subject to increases this year, although TfL have chosen to freeze a few … Read more

Older Posts

If you want to see posts made to the old site and their comments then you can do so by following this link.  Sadly you have to view the actual post by clicking the title ‘Older Posts’ to be able to do this at the moment.