TfL have very kindly provided updated data showing how many journeys made use of each OSI in the system. The data was recorded over a four week period in April/May 2019. The top 3 remain the NR to LU interchanges at South London termini, though London Bridge has overtaken Victoria. The accessible route OSI at Woodford has now started being regularly used while no-one now walks between Hackney Downs and Central other than by the footbridge linking the two stations. The slightly lower figures for many entries is probably down to the fact that there were 3 bank holidays in the period.
As far as I know there are no major changes at this intermediate fare change date. However, the error with zip 11-15 fares from Epsom has been corrected, as has the fares between Epsom and Stoneleigh which is back in zone 5 where it should be. Fares for Meridian Water (replacing Angel Road) are ready, … Read more
OK, I’ll come clean, I had forgotten about this. In part 1 I explained how difficult it must have been to get agreement between the various companies involved. I’m now going to express my frustration in trying to get information. For both the Epsom and Hertford North extensions TfL pass pretty much every query over to GTR. This includes infrastructure questions like will gates at a station operate with a particular travelcard loaded on an Oyster card. Now to me the answer is either yes or no, and I’m sure someone at TfL can confirm that. It’s not breaking any confidentiality because it’s confirming what will actually happen in a technical scenario. With Epsom it’s even worse because while GTR lead the project, the fares are set by SWR. So, rant over, on with the story.
My Easter present to you all is the addition of daily caps to the results returned on my fare finder. To access that just click on the yellow button at the top of every page of the site. Or, particularly if you are on a mobile phone, you can see a standalone version at https://oysterfares.com/off. … Read more
After way too many years I have finally got round to updating the journey history page. The heading now includes queries as that is TfL’s prefered method of contact when querying a contactless journey. A series of screen shots explains how to get to the form to do this.
In my earlier post I looked briefly at some of the single fares and caps for the new Oyster extension to Hertford North. This time I’m going to explore the number of options for travelcard season tickets from the town of Hertford itself.
The latest Oyster and contactess extension started today and brings Cuffley, Bayford and Hertford North into the Oyster system. Cuffley is in zone 9 while Bayford and Hertford North are in the same pseudo zone as the Broxbourne to Hertford East line. Fares to London Terminals will be cheaper than currently, and holders of zip … Read more
Further to my earlier post I can confirm that TfL customer services have resolved all the issues with the faulty reader at George Street tram stop. The reader is now working and they have worked to refund anyone charged an incomplete rail fare at Wimbledon as well as anyone who received a revenue check which … Read more
I’ve received several reports about a faulty reader at George Street tram stop (see the Wimbledon page comments). I’ve been in conversation with TfL about this issue and can confirm that it was one of the readers at George Street and that it has been fixed now. As I understand it, the reader appeared to work as normal, but nothing was sent back to the central system. However, it has raised some interesting questions about TfL’s systems which I’m also seeking feedback from TfL on.
Heathrow Express began accepting Oyster and contactless last month. As with the Gatwick Express, convenience is the word rather than value for money. The fares are the same as walk up singles. If you plan ahead then advance fares can be significantly cheaper. Heathrow Express has always operated on a kids go free basis, so … Read more