The central section of Elizabeth line is opening soon and the ticketing still isn't completely clear to me. I have a lot of questions here:
- Will London Underground tickets containing the appropriate zones be interavailable on the newly-opened section?
- Similarly, will National Rail only tickets (not containing a Maltese Cross) containing validity between Paddington - Liverpool Street - Abbey Wood be interavailable on any Tube lines or the DLR, such as Central, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines, subject to the usual restriction that it can't be used at intermediate non-National Rail stations?
- In the fare database, there are only U-zone, Bus & Tram Pass and Travelcard destinations defined from new stations, while there are only U-zone origins defined to new stations. I have heard a rumour that no point-to-point National Rail tickets will be available for any of the new stations and tickets are to be sold as U-zone tickets (which implies a true answer to question 1), is that true?
- It seems that the Abbey Wood branch will make Liverpool Street become the London Terminal with the shortest distance from the South East, as a result, a London Terminals ticket from the South East, if not prohibited by the routing, will automatically gain validity into Liverpool Street once Elizabeth line opens. Am I right here?
- For journeys between the South East and Farringdon, will going via Elizabeth Line become the shortest compared to existing via City Thameslink routing, resulting in addition validity for a ticket to Farringdon with routes Any Permitted or Not via HS1?
- How will the new stations behave in the Routeing Guide? I still can't see anything about the new stations. Will there be new routeing points defined?