Can I use Tramlink?

Discussion in 'Disputes & Prosecutions' started by DegenerationX, 3 Jul 2018.

  1. 30907

    30907 Established Member

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    And if you put Via Mitcham Junction it cant find a fare.
     
  2. infobleep

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    I personally think not offering an itinary would be far better as you can't always get a ticket to display. E. G. Haywards Heath to Sutton return. That isn't valid on trams but is valid if you walk to West Croydon station.

    Why include the tram if it's not valid. I mean they don't include buses and those are valid on travel card tickets.

    However in term of the OP if they had wished to prosecute I doubt they would care what page the info was on. Whether the judge would take a different view I don't know. It would have had to go to court, which seems unlikely.

    Perhaps you could contact your MP to get them to ask about this as it isn't obvious.
     
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  3. transmanche

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    Whereas the TfL Journey Planner offers journeys via Waterloo/Waterloo East, via Tramlink (Wimbledon-Elmers End) and via LO (Clapham Junction-Denmark Hill). All taking about 70 mins.
     
  4. boxy321

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    Devil's advocate:

    To me the tram is an inferior type of train. With a rail ticket I could reasonably expect to downgrade to a shaky slow tram. This is the same as Business Zone on Chiltern trains - £25 to sit in a semi-1st class. Even now, they only say "1st class ticket holders have complimentary use of the Business Zone".
     
  5. blakey1152

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    What I find very confusing is that Bus passes are valid on the tram, and any Travelcard zone combination is valid on TfL buses but unless you have zones 3,4,5 or 6 its not valid on the trams!
    So in some circumstances a bus pass can have more validity than a Travelcard.

    Would love to know why that is
     
  6. swt_passenger

    swt_passenger Veteran Member

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    Ticketing wise I think it’s more like a superior version of a bus. A national rail fare wouldn’t usually allow downgrade to a local bus for part of a through journey either.
     
  7. transmanche

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    Probably because there are no zonal bus passes anymore - effectively all bus passes are Z1-4(5,6).

    When the current six-zone system was set up (for Greater London), the outer zone for buses was marked as Z4(5,6). A travelcard for Z4, Z5 or Z6 was valid across the entire outer zone for buses - hence Z4(5,6). Later, specific zones for buses were abolished - so all buses passes are now effectively Z4(5,6).
     

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