Martin Phillp

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  • Martin Phillp
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    Whitechapel to Bethnal Green NR is another glaring omission, but I think that’s down to why Shoreditch High Street is in Zone 1 for revenue issues to stop passengers cutting across to North London via SHS or Bethnal Green.

    in reply to: Brockley to Willesden Junction, avoid zone 1 #3937
    Martin Phillp
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    The NR 2-3 fare made sense when Southern operated the London Bridge to Victoria loop service via Crystal Palace, but seeing as that’s largely been axed, it makes sense to have the pink reader options at Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction for this journey.

    in reply to: Elizabeth Line fares confusion #3881
    Martin Phillp
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    I’ve now added a FOI request to TfL regarding fare charging from London Overground stations south of New Cross Gate to those two SE London Elizabeth line stations.

    The previous request was a standard enquiry as I didn’t want to waste public resources on a FOI, but I think it’s something that needs raising at a higher level.

    in reply to: Elizabeth Line fares confusion #3877
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    It’s clearly an error at their end as they’ve managed to get pink reader options for stations on the SLL, yet nothing here. In any case, I’m going to make a trip on the Elizabeth Line today to Tottenham Court Road where the fare is correct, but really wanted to go to Woolwich without having to spend an hour on the 122!

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Martin Phillp.
    in reply to: Will I get charged off-peak between 1855-1859? #3876
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    Thanks Mike.

    in reply to: Elizabeth Line fares confusion #3871
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    Reply from TfL regarding fares on the southern ELL extension to Woolwich & Abbey Wood.

    “In this case i am afraid that the only ways to make this trip are noted on the tfl website under alternate fares and if your desired trip is not there then it is not available. We are still in the process of updating our system to incorporate the Elizabeth line into our website and online tools (single fare finder) so this could change but for know these are the only available routes that allow you to skip zones 1.”

    in reply to: Elizabeth Line fares confusion #3859
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    The fare issue seems to affect stations between Brockley and West Croydon. New Cross Gate charges the correct fare as default to Woolwich and Abbey Wood.

    SLL stations have the pink reader option at Whitechapel.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Martin Phillp.
    in reply to: Elizabeth Line fares confusion #3857
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    Still no change to the fares from Forest Hill with no pink reader option at Whitechapel.

    in reply to: Elizabeth Line fares confusion #3825
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    I fear journeys to Woolwich and Abbey Wood will remain on the NR scale from Forest Hill (to protect Southeastern revenue) as when I tried Forest Hill to Custom House NR, it came up with the correct TfL fare of £1.70 off peak.

    in reply to: Elizabeth Line fares confusion #3810
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    The TfL fare finder has removed Woolwich on the dropdown when typing in “Woolwich”, but still shows Arsenal DLR or NR and Dockyard.

    in reply to: Charged £6.50 for new Oyster card #3642
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    Thanks Mike. I recently got £11 back from TfL for legacy cards which I wasn’t refunded from, so have decided to keep the credit for emergencies while using the Oyster for bus journeys with a B+T pass, while using contactless for rail for now as I prefer the convenience of not having to top up.

    in reply to: Charged £6.50 for new Oyster card #3562
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    Normally if I add the photocard to my existing Oyster card, they don’t charge me anything else as I’m spending £10.90 on buying a Bus & Tram Pass, so had to spend £5 on the deposit, £1.50 on PAYG and £10.90 for a 7 day pass.

    Don’t get me wrong, the local newsagent is one of the few retailers that know how to use the terminals for more than just standard PAYG/travelcard transactions and were very helpful in resolving my issue after my other card failed this week.

    I wish there was a way where discounts could be associated with a contactless card than having to use Oyster when it comes to things like this as I already use Contactless for rail journeys.

    in reply to: 60+ & PAYG – Two cards needed? #819
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    There has to be a point where railcards and B&T photocards can be linked into using contactless or Google/Apple Pay.

    It’d save a lot of faffing about every time trying to get my card added every time it needs renewing.

    in reply to: TfL fare increase 2021 #818
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    Funny enough I renewed my bus pass with the B&T discount added to start on March 1st and I was still charged £10.60!

    This was at a London Overground TVM.

    in reply to: TfL fare increase 2021 #686
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    Thanks Mike, I tried to read all of it, but didn’t see the changes for the B+T fares.

    I’m assuming the 7 day discounted Bus & Tram Pass is still going up as the standard adult pass is?

    in reply to: TfL fare increase 2021 #443
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    Is the Bus and Tram Discount single bus fare being rounded up to 80p as the adult fare is going to be £1.55?

    in reply to: TfL fare increase 2021 #339
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    Interesting to note that if I make a Zone 1-3 PAYG journey, the off-peak fare doesn’t go up, but if I want to go from 3-5, the fare goes up 20p to £1.70 as there’s now a complex fare uprating system for journeys outside Zone 1 instead of the flat £1.50 fare for all journeys from Z2-6.

    in reply to: TfL fare increase 2021 #289
    Martin Phillp
    Participant

    Thanks Mike. Good news for all.

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