- 1 Jul 2011
Can anyone here explain how the £2.80 fare in the attached photo from Woolwich Arsenal to Rayners Lane is calculated ?
Is it because the default fare from Woolwich Arsenal DLR to Finchley Road and Frognal if you don't touch the pink reader at Stratford is £2.80 (see here)? Thus unless you touch the pink reader at Stratford, you can never actually be charged the £1.50 fare to Rayners Lane because when you touch out at Finchley Road & Frognal you will (unless you touched the pink reader at Stratford) have already been charged £2.80, and the system can't refund you the £1.30 upon reaching Rayners Lane.
So presuming the person making the journey changed at Stratford, the moral of the story is you need to touch a pink reader there. Do we know what the route actually taken was?
It looks to me that it may be more "interesting" than that. All fares between Woolwich Arsenal and Rayners Lane are listed here: http://www.ltfares.com/#!fares?orig=DLWLA&dest=LURYLFWIW both a journey to Finchley Road and Frognal and Rayners Lane require a touch on the pink reader at Stratford to be charged the lower fare. As you point out, this is mostly because of Shoreditch High Street. If the OP didn't touch the pink reader at Stratford then they have been charged correctly.
This is correct.The fact that the fare charged is less than £3.10 says to me that the system is attempting to charge the £1.50 fare but can't because the intermediate touch out at Finchley Road & Frognal already charged more than that and a later touch-out on the same journey can't refund part of a fare that's already been charged.
I'm not sure about equal status, but you are pretty close your conclusion.So what I'm wondering is if the pink touch at Stratford has some kind of equal status to the Finchley Road OSI in the way the fare is calculated. I think there are a lot more subtleties in the Oyster fares database then is given away in the data used by the fares finder (but I know MikeWh has been saying that for years!).
See above. It's charged the correct fare for part of the journey and then can't reduce that when it wants to later on. Therefore you are charged an intermediate fare.I am surprised however that I wasn't charged £3.10 as the system believes I did travel via Zone 1 and that is what the single fare finder says is correct for Woolwich to Rayners single So I still think this is a wrongly charged fare
( ie the price I was charged does not appear on the Fare finder page for that journey)
Definitely not.It is still of course possible that the system has charged a peak fare by mistake