Archive for November, 2014

Boris clobbers off-peak travel

TfL has announced their fares for 2015 and there is a big surprise.  Adult anytime and off-peak caps are being combined into a new all-day cap.  This is good news for people travelling in zones 1-3 and anyone travelling a lot and starting before 0930.  But if you live in zones 4-6 and travel off-peak you are going to be clobbered for making a lot of journeys. Read the rest of this entry »

Gipsy Hill – Another Success

Edwin, a visitor to this site, found out the hard way that there is no avoiding zone 1 fare from Gipsy Hill to Notting Hill Gate.  Research on the single fare finder showed that such a fare exists from both West Norwood and Crystal Palace, the stations either side of Gipsy Hill.  Frustratingly, the train from Crystal Palace has to call at Gipsy Hill on the way, so it did seem like an oversight.

After quite a wait I’ve just received an email response from the fares team confirming that the avoiding zone 1 fare will be added from the next fares change in January.  Thank you TfL.