Was Iver station ever in zone 6?

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  1. Mag_seven

    Mag_seven Established Member

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    I'm convinced that once upon a time Iver station was in zone 6 (the last station on the GWML in zone 6 is currently West Drayton). Did I just imagine this?
     
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  3. yorkie

    yorkie Forum Staff Staff Member Administrator

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    When do you think it was in Zone 6? I think the latter is more likely!
     
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    Don't think so - it's way out!
     
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    I was commuting in on this line (and occasionally the line from Amersham) when the Oyster system was introduced. Iver has never been within the zones since at least 2001. I'd be surprised if it had been before then too.
     
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    You can use a zone 1-6 travelcard to get as far as Slough on a TfL bus, is this what you were thinking of?
     
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    About 10 - 15 years ago i planned a "one day travel card bash" and I remember specifically working out how long I would have to wait for a train back at Iver. In the event the bash never happened but the other day while standing at a tube station I looked at the London Connections Zones map and I was surprised to see that in my view "Iver was no longer in Zone 6".

    Must have just misread the zone map at the time!
     
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    Certainly not after 1992. The last travelcard change before that was when Kingston and Uxbridge were moved out to the "new" Zone 6, from Zone 5 which was the limit before. Google that and see what you get. If so Iver would've been in Zone 5
     
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    Iver is in Buckinghamshire, not Greater London and as far as I'm aware, it has never been in the travelcard zones
     
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    I would like to mention that although in Buckinghamshire, the northern end of the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground is part of the Travelcard zones.

    Strangely enough, Shepperton and Staines are/were in Middlesex, but like Iver are not part of the Travelcard zones.
     
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    Your in Bucks about 200 yards from Uxbridge
     
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    The London Connections Zones Map?

    I remember seeing it once in Arnos Grove. It was an incredibly misleading map, saying that stations like Iver and Potters Bar are in Zone 6, when they're not.
     
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    Only because of Oyster. Zone 6 finishes at Moor Park. Before Oyster stations beyond Moor Park were not in Travelcard zones; the map said "special fares apply" apart from for a year or two when they brought in zones A-D.

    http://www.clarksbury.com/cdl/maps/tube98.jpg

    http://www.clarksbury.com/cdl/maps/tube99.jpg
     
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  14. AnonymousUser1

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    there are variouos parts of the 'London Transport' network and thereofere under the influence of TfL with regard to buses , tube and heavy rail that have never been under the LCC/ GLC or other similar bodies .
     
  15. Hornet

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    Never zone 6. County boundary is the River Colne which runs parallel to the West Drayton Colnbrook (Staines West) branch. The 81 bus to Slough is a TfL route. None of the bus routes through Iver were or are TfL routes. BTW Iver Station is actually in Richings Park, not Iver.

    https://www.google.ie/maps/@51.504452,-0.5100486,15.25z?hl=en
     
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  16. radamfi

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    Zone maps used to show the first station outside the zones in a different colour, which is probably where the confusion arises.
     
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    Travelcards from Zones A-D were available from before Oyster came in. They came in in the late nineties, whilst the first Oyster cards were issued in 2002.
     
  18. Joe Paxton

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    Agreed, zones A-D existed for many years.

    I think when the lettered zones were first introduced (mid/late 90s) there were only zones A-C, and later zone D was carved out of zone C (a bit like how there only used to be zones 1-5, then in the early 90s zone 6 was created at the behest of NSE and took stations previously in zone 5).
     
  19. Joe Paxton

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    That seems a reasonable explanation.

    I think this (useful) mapping feature vanished when Oyster PAYG was expanded to include the National Rail network - given there are a few stations that accept PAYG 'beyond the zones' (e.g. Watford Jn, Gatwick etc), I guess the danger was that showing other stations beyond the limits of PAYG validity might confuse punters.
     
  20. Surreytraveller

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    Not since 1965. Shepperton and Staines have been in Surrey since then.
     

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