Difference between "London Zones 1-6" and "Zone U1256 Londn"?

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Could someone please explain to me the difference between tickets with the destination "London Zones 1-6" and "Zone U1256 Londn"? I am led to believe that the former is a Travelcard and the latter is valid for one journey only, but I would like to double check.

Would anyone also be able to explain why the latter sometimes has an asterix between the "UXXX" and "Londn" - e.g. "Zone U12* Londn"?

Thank you. :)
 
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Could someone please explain to me the difference between tickets with the destination "London Zones 1-6" and "Zone U1256 Londn"? I am led to believe that the former is a Travelcard and the latter is valid for one journey only, but I would like to double check.

Would anyone also be able to explain why the latter sometimes has an asterix between the "UXXX" and "Londn" - e.g. "Zone U12* Londn"?

Thank you. :)

You are correct, Uxx is a single or return journey on LU or DLR while Zones is a travelcard for the appropriate zones with a return to London from the origin. I'd guess that the * is to prevent someone adding another number, much the same as some stations have an * after them to prevent additions (like Loughborough becoming Loughborough Junction).
 

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Not very easy to do with the thermal-printed ticket stock in common use these days though...
 

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Thanks. The confirmation is appreciated. :) The asterisk explanation also makes perfect sense.
 
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