One day Travelcard/Zonal ticket

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by hounddog, 12 Aug 2015.

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  1. hounddog

    hounddog Member

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    Simple question, I hope.

    Is a TfL one-day travelcard a 'zonal ticket' for the purpose of splitting thus allowing me to combine it with a point-to point ticket for the rest of my journey on a train that doesn't stop at the changeover point?
     
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  3. MikeWh

    MikeWh Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    Depends how you do it. The travelcard is zonal, but the splitting regs require both tickets to be zonal, which a point-to-point isn't. However, if you buy a boundary zone X ticket to join up with the travelcard then the train doesn't have to stop.
     
  4. hounddog

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    Thanks
     
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    CyrusWuff Established Member

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    As a caveat to that, "Boundary Zone" extensions tend nor to exist for journeys to stations outside the Network Railcard Area.
     
  6. AndrewB

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    Ticket machines don't give option to buy "edge zone X" tickets, sow how are you meant to book a through journey (eg from a monthly Travelcard )
     
  7. Hadders

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    Some tickets in the London area sell tickets from Boundary Zones (though not many to be fair). You need to purchase them from a ticket office.

    If you have a travelcard season then there's no need for a Boundary Zone ticket as a ticket from the last station in the zone will suffice as there's no need for the train to call at that station if you have a season ticket.
     
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    Southern machines sell boundary zone tickets and allow you to buy tickets starting from somewhere else, so pretty versatile.

    Boundary Zone tickets will be "Any Permitted" so may offer more flexibility than a TOC specific point to point ticket.
     
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    Not true in all cases - I was recently looking at a BZ6-Havant ticket for the purpose of doing a circular journey, but this only exists in "via Guildford" and "Southern only" forms - not as "Any Permitted".

    In the end I got a BZ6-Bedhampton ticket (first station after Havant), which does have an "Any Permitted" version, and is the same price as the Havant via Guildford ticket!
     
  10. AndrewB

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    OK rephrase my assertion. In (poss distantish) past they didn't do it and I have always been too much of a hurry to recheck. Or I feel hassled by the queue behind.
     
  11. talldave

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    I understand that last part. I did most of my Southern machine dabbling at Gatwick, where I was either using my own private machine that almost nobody knew existed at its location or was using a machine in the main area where the queue is generic, so doesn't stress you individually. However, the red-suited GatEx gestapo will attempt to assist you into buying an excessively priced GatEx ticket and go all glazy-eyed when you use the words Boundary Zone 6 ;)
     
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