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27/12/2021 at 13:27 in reply to: Z1-4 journey with Z23 travelcard with Gold Card discount #3657
Thanks Mike, that’s what I thought from reading your info pages, but I wasn’t quite sure if the discount affected things.10/10/2021 at 23:04 in reply to: Tooting Broadway to White City fare differences (avoiding zone 1) #3551
The £1.80 for a peak Z23 ‘Tube’ journey seems correct to me: as Mike says, “most of London Overground is treated as if it were the Underground”.
Balham has both Tube and Rail gates so the fare is different depending on whether you use Balham LU or Balham NR or both.
From Balham you can get the £1.80 fare if you touch in at Balham Tube (not Rail), get off at Clapham North, walk to Clapham High Street Overground, then continue to Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush NR, so you’re not using actual NR at all, only Overground.
From Balham NR, changing at Clapham Junction then onto Shepherds Bush NR, you are using actual NR hence the higher cost.
From Tooting Broadway, there are only Tube gates, so it’s £1.80 for Tooting Broadway – Clapham North – Clapham High Street Overground – Clapham Junction – Shepherds Bush NR (no actual NR).
For Tooting Broadway – Balham LU – Balham NR – Clapham Junction – Shepherds Bush NR, it’s £2.90 peak because it involves actual NR.
Or am I not understanding the situation correctly?
Again no statement received this month (for my journeys in May) :-/
I didn’t receive any April statement (for March), but I did receive my May statement (for April).
Thanks for the reply. Would it still be OK to leave the touch-in if my next touch-in is at a different station (within the zone validity of my travelcard)?
Thanks, I never even thought of starting at East Putney, probably because I’ve never used West Brompton before.
Starting at Putney has the advantage of knowing the exact(ish) departure time to connect with the Overground departure at Clapham Junction, but your suggestion of starting at East Putney is definitely the easiest- thanks!
Thanks for the explanation.
Just to add to my confusion: the Fare Finder from Streatham to Putney Rail (5 minutes walk from East Putney Tube) *doesn’t* default to Zone 1- I presume it’s based on Streatham – Wimbledon – Clapham Junction – Putney which is fine, but then why doesn’t it default to via Wimbledon to get to East Putney too?
The TFL/Oyster default fare calculations seem very opaque.