Dartford, Swanley, Fares Going Down!

Prompted by a site visitor (thanks Nick) I’ve analysed the changes to fares on the NR2 scale and discovered that they have all been aligned with the main NR1 scale.  I queried this with TfL who said that they had checked with Southeastern and that the fares are correct.  I also asked Southeastern for confirmation … Read more

Another Cheap Zone 1 Fare Discovered

There are a number of journeys on the rail system in London where it is not possible to tell whether you’ve travelled via zone 1 or not.  If the consensus is that you will have done, because the alternative is too convoluted, then the including zone 1 fare will be charged.  But if avoiding zone … Read more

Fares Change on March 1st Again

I’ve finally managed to get confirmation that most of the 2022 pay-as-you-go fares will be implimented on Tuesday March 1st.  All fares within zones 1-9 are set to rise, along with daily/weekly caps and weekly/period travelcards.  The average rises will be 3.8% on National Rail and 4.8% where TfL set the fare.  As always there … Read more

End of 2021 Round-Up

As we approach the end of another covid-riddled year there are a few odds and ends to mention: The January fares revision has again been postponed.  It’s suggested that it will be in March, but no date is clear just yet.  When it does happen the average rise is expected to be 3.8%. As there … Read more

Limehouse Gate Confusion

Limehouse has two stations adjacent to each other. One is a DLR station and the other is on the c2c line from Fenchurch Street. Both stations have stairs/lifts down to a concourse with validators at the bottom from the DLR station and a gateline leading from the c2c station. So far it is all straightforward. … Read more

Solving Finsbury Park

Regular visitors to this site will be aware of the long standing problems for Oyster and contactless users at Finsbury Park.  Initially the Underground station was partly gated and partly open with validators, while the National Rail station was completely open with validators.  In recent years London Underground sought to secure their station with gates … Read more

Testing The New Oyster Capping

First published on 30th September, updated on 6th and 12th October. With the new system of capping starting this week I decided that now was a good time to dust off my Oyster card and check out how things work.  Whilst the behind the scenes processing seemed reasonably clear, I wanted to see how much … Read more

Site Updates and Capping Changes

Over the weekend the comments attached to the information pages from the old site have been migrated over to this site.  This means that the links at the bottom of each page back to the old site are no longer required.  I’d still encourage anyone who wants to ask a question to use the forum … Read more