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
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
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
Weekly capping on Oyster for adult pay as you go customers will go live on Monday 27 September 2021, meaning that anyone travelling on Tube and rail services across London will benefit from never needing to buy a weekly Travelcard again (unless they specifically need a week not starting on a Monday – Mike notes). … Read more
So, there’s this shiny new extension to the Northern Line serving Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station which opened this morning. Both stations are in zone 1 so ordinarily you’d expect that the cheapest fare would be £2.40 for an adult. It probably should be, but I’ve checked out a flaw in the fares data … Read more
TfL have released the new versions of the tube map, and London’s rail and tube services map, including the soon to be opened extension of the Northern line. First up is a snippet of the tube map: And next is the same area on the combined rail and tube services map: Both have coped as … Read more
The new extension to the Northern line to Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station is scheduled to open on Monday 20th September. It will initially be served by 5 or 6 trains an hour which will run via the Charing Cross branch. The extension cannot physically connect to the Bank branch. In terms of fares … Read more
So, I was out and about this afternoon trying out some stuff with an ITSO smart card, more of which later. At King George V the train to Woolwich Arsenal was announced as going via London City Airport. Err, no, it’s just been there, it’s not going again.
This is not an Oyster (or contactless) issue, but it is related to travel in London and needs highlighting. Since March 2016 Swanley in Kent has been placed in London travel zone 8. This coincided with acceptance of Oyster PAYG from March 9th that year. It also meant that day travelcards for zones 1-9 and … Read more
I’m reliabley informed that the hated one-way system at Finsbury Park has been removed, so Great Northern and Thameslink customers changing onto the Underground no longer have to walk round a massive detour outside.