I started a new job in Epsom and I am looking to move into Lewisham or New Cross. I used the TfL fare finder and journey planner to estimate the cost of the journey, for example Lewisham to Epsom during peak times.
In the journey planner I get a £5.50 fare if I get the SE train to London Bridge and then the SN train to Epsom. I am confused as the fare finder suggests that if I only use NR services via Zone 1 the fare would be £7.90.
When I checked for New Cross Gate to Epsom, by using the Overground to Norwood Junction and then changing to SN for Epsom, the fare remains at £5.50.
Also, I have one more question. If I travel back the same journey at £5.50 peak fare, but get the train at 18:00 from Epsom, will the fare count towards the off-peak cap, and if yes, is this off-peak cap reduced to £9.30 as I have the 26-30 railcard?