Recent content by MikeWh

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    TFL & "Managed Decline"

    It depends what you call London. I say yes because I pay my council tax to a London Borough. But postally I'm in Kent. My station is in zone 6 and all the buses in my town are red. If you think zone 4 isn't London then I think you might be at cross purposes with many of us.
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    TFL & "Managed Decline"

    Details indeed. The most recent local elections were for the individual Borough councils, not the Mayor or Assembly.
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    The "morality" of not sharing loophole tickets publicly

    So you're saying that even of the journey planner finds an itinerary which matches the TILBURY/GRAVESEND route, it still can't offer the price?
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    The "morality" of not sharing loophole tickets publicly

    Probably not, but the issue here is that the planner is routeing via the ferry but charging the full price.
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    The "morality" of not sharing loophole tickets publicly

    Re Tilbury/Gravesend. I've just tried searching for Strood to Stanford-le-Hope. Without via points it offers Strood - Stratford Int - West Ham - Stanford le Hope at the +ANY PERMITTED fare. Adding via Tilbury Riverside changes the itinerary to Strood - Gravesend - Tilbury - Stanford-le-Hope...
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    Complicated Cross London Day Trip Fare Options

    Potters Bar is technically in zone 12 for capping purposes, so Epsom (9) is included in the Potters Bar cap.
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    Oyster Incomplete Journeys

    No need. The refund will have been queued for 3 days following the day of travel. If it's not picked up in that time then it goes on a reserve list for six months. Within that time a touch in or out for that Oyster card will request that the refund is requeued and it should be picked up with...
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    Ealing Broadway Validators

    TfL were pretty woeful at the start, but they do a good job on their website now. For example, click on fares at the top of the homepage and you'll get a page including a block about discounted fares. As for the NR TOCs, it's a symptom of their reluctance to be involved in anything to do with...
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    Ealing Broadway Validators

    Good point. The £1.70 off-peak fare becomes £1.15 when used with a railcard discount on Oyster.
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    Oyster Incomplete Journeys

    As @JonathanH has explained, you will likely have taken longer than the maximum journey time for a zone 1 journey which is 90 minutes. Yes it is normal. The good news is that if you were using a standard blue Oyster card you should get a refund the next time you use the card (I'm assuming you...
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    The "morality" of not sharing loophole tickets publicly

    No, you do have all the information, you just need to find it yourself. This is getting silly now. Scenario A: A good value loophole is published so everyone can see it and make use of it. Two days later it is removed so no-one can make use of it. Scenario B: The loophole is made available to...
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    Ealing Broadway Validators

    When you say 'contactless' do you mean using a bank card or device, or do you mean using Oyster. Are you aware that you can use contactless PAYG from Maidenhead and thus not have to touch out and in at Ealing Broadway?
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    Shouldn't Jubilee be East / Westbound instead of North / Southbound?

    Yes, I agree. What I'm trying to say is that from Euston to Angel the southbound Northern line gets further northwards before returning southbound towards Old Street. Whilst calling it southbound in relation to Kings Cross is potentially confusing, it would be worse to have three northbound...
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    Shouldn't Jubilee be East / Westbound instead of North / Southbound?

    It's a temporary northward kink in the otherwise southbound Northern line.
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    Horsham to Windsor

    Isn't the shortest route supposed to be without a walk between stations?

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