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Daily Caps now on Fare Finder

My Easter present to you all is the addition of daily caps to the results returned on my fare finder.  To access that just click on the yellow button at the top of every page of the site.  Or, particularly if you are on a mobile phone, you can see a standalone version at https://oysterfares.com/off.

I have included the caps on every result, even though they are usually the same.  I still live in hope that the 2-6 and 2-9 daily caps may one day return.  If you’re curious, try Finsbury Park to Hackney Central as an example where they are different now.

2 Responses

  1. Hi Mike,

    I’d be interested in recent thoughts on reasons for lack of 2-6 and 2-9 caps.

    I was wondering about this only yesterday – it would seem sensible, to avoid congestion in Zone 1.

    I’ve read your article from 2011 and can’t see why they don’t exist.

    Thanks again for all the good work.

  2. Hi Matt,

    The 2011 post explains why they were discontinued. Basically the then Mayor decided that most people would be better off just paying single fares rather than buying a travelcard. In those days there weren’t any caps that didn’t also have a travelcard equivalent. Having abolished them, TfL would now need to get agreement from the TOCs to re-introduce them, even if it was only as Oyster caps rather than paper travelcards as well.

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