29/06/2022 at 08:59 #3970
We are due to travel to Watford Junction on the 6 July from London Euston, as we are catching the shuttle bus from Watford Junction to the Harry Potter Studios.
I received an email from the Harry Potter Studios, that has a “Plan Your Route” link in it to put me on to the Transport For London website.
When I enter London Euston in the from section and Watford Junction in the to section, I only get shown a train route for West Midlands Trains, and there is no mention on there of a London Overground service (which from what I read did/still does call at Watford Junction, with a journey time of around 50 minutes).
The journey time shown with the West Midlands train is 32 minutes.
I was wondering if someone could answer a couple of questions I have please:
1: If I wanted to travel on a West Midlands train, can I use these like I would use the tube trains, i.e. tap in at the barrier at Euston, and then tap out at Watford Junction, or do these trains need a ticket/E ticket purchased prior to boarding the train?
2: With it not showing London Overground in the list of train travel options on the Transport For London website, I was wondering if someone could tell me if the London Overground trains still run between London Euston and Watford Junction and vice versa?
Thanks.29/06/2022 at 12:57 #3971
1) Yes, you can use PAYG on West Midland Trains between Euston and Watford Junction.
2) Yes, they do still run. The planner shows the fastest routes and the Overground trains generally get overtaken by the faster West Midlands trains.29/06/2022 at 13:24 #3973
Thank you Mike.
When you say I can use pay as you go on West Midlands trains, does this mean I tap in on the barriers at Euston and tap out at Watford Junction, basically like I would on the tube train?
How frequently do the West Midlands trains run when compared to the London overground trains?
Apologies for all the questions, but I’m not from the area and just want to be sure before we travel.
Thanks again.29/06/2022 at 16:59 #3974
Yes, you touch in and out in the same way as you do for the Underground. There appear to be 4 trains an hour for each of West Midlands and London Overground.29/06/2022 at 21:54 #3975
Thanks again Mike.
How do West Midlands trains compare to London Overground in price between Euston and Watford Junction?29/06/2022 at 21:56 #3976
It’s the same price. The barriers are the same at both stations so the system has no way of knowing which service you used.29/06/2022 at 22:02 #3977
That’s brilliant Mike, thanks so much for the help, it’s helped us out a lot, much appreciated.
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