06/10/2021 at 12:33 #3535Michael SmithParticipant
Hi, Thanks in advance for any advice or clarification. If I use Oyster for Bus journeys only before and after 09:30 (Monday – Friday) but include a single Underground Journey during the off peak, will the maximum cap for my days travelling on Oyster be charged at £8.90
Mike06/10/2021 at 14:36 #3538MikeModerator
There’s an awful lot of missing info in that question? I’ll guess that you have a railcard and that the Underground journey will involve zone 6 and be after 0930 rather than before 0630.
My best guess is that you won’t be capped in that scenario. The most you can pay on buses in one day is £4.65 and the off-peak zone 1-6 tube journey is £2.20 making a total of £6.85.
If you were to make more tube journeys, or travel once in the evening peak, then it would depend on how many of your chargeable (ie not hopper) bus journeys were before 0930. They would not count towards the off-peak cap but would be added on afterwards. Worst case would be three chargeable bus journeys before 0930 (difficult with the hopper) making £4.65 and enough tube journeys to reach £8.85 at which point the anytime daily cap of £13.50 would cap you just before the £8.90 off-peak cap could.
Take a look at the capping examples page.06/10/2021 at 17:10 #3539Michael SmithParticipant
Hi Mike, thanks for the reply, Apologies for brevity of my first attempt. I’m arriving at London Euston around 8.30am and plan on using buses straight away, all day to include travel in zones 1 – 6, Also I will make a single tube journey during the late afternoon from Morden to get back to Euston for 17:00 so I will tap in before 16:30. I just wandered what my cap/fare for the day would be, I have a Disabled Railcard added to my Oyster.
Mike06/10/2021 at 18:52 #3540Alan (28481k)Participant
Mike, it turns out it really does not depend whether you’re holding a free bus pass of other councils under English National Concessionary Travel Scheme.
If you merely holding Disabled Railcard added to your Oyster, your journey details will end up like what Mike the admin suggested and you will not be capped because your total fare has not reached the Off-peak Railcard Daily cap of £8.90, rather you will be capped for bus journeys at £4.65 and have the fare of the solitary tube ride on top of that.
If you do hold a free bus pass under the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, your bus journeys would be free after 0900 as mentioned here: https://tfl.gov.uk/transport-accessibility/fares-and-tickets In this case only bus journeys before 0900 would be charged via your Oyster, which under Hopper Fare would amount to £1.55 only.06/10/2021 at 18:54 #3541MikeModerator
That changes everything.
The disabled railcard discounts all rail fares and caps. Morden is in zone 4 so the anytime cap is £7.00. It doesn’t matter when you travel during the day.06/10/2021 at 19:07 #3542Alan (28481k)Participant
Morden is in zone 4 so the anytime cap is £7.00. It doesn’t matter when you travel during the day.
Of course! I really should have checked which zone Morden is in! 🙂
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