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London Transport

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by AJ, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    So on a course to London tomoz at QA-IQ near Liverpool Street Station. Got to get from Euston to there and back again, perhaps with a few side trips in the evenings. What is the best wayto do this?

    Many many years ago when I lived in Kensington the tube was 40p, I'm guessing it's a bit more now. I've heard whisper of something called an Oyster Card. How does that work, as it is something that I may only use once again on an other course in May.

    Thanks guys
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  2. wagnerk
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    If it's just for the day, I've also just brought a rail return card "integrated" with a zones 1 & 2. However if you're going to stay there for a few days, it may be benefical for you to get the Oyster Card. However as I've never used it, I can't say how good/bad it is :)

    What course you're going on?

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  3. morph

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    i'd defintaly yget an oyster mate - even for the future as well - its so much cheaper than normal - think its about £3 to get one - defintaly worth it!
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    I'm doing a 3 day course in App-V as it seems that we are going to start using that heavily in the next few months.

    Will look into this Card thing as I'm on another course in May looking at App Sense.
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  5. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

    The pay as you go Oyster card is well worth it - it'll cost a £3 deposit, but is returnable if you return the card, and you simply top up how much you need really.

    Moving around Zone 1 will cost you £1.80 for each journey you do, no matter the distance. This is capped at a maximum of £7.20 per day (if your first journey is between 0630h - 0930h) otherwise its capped at £5.60.

    Edit - you can get the cards from any tube station, just ask at the window.
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  6. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

    \Either way it is ridiculously expensive. Without the oyster, going from zone 6 to 1 can cost about 50 quid a week.
  7. Phoenix
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    If your going for a week you would get a weekly travel card, costing even less!

    Zones 1-2 £25.80

    if you were there for three days forking out singles, you might come under that (if you plan your trips and dont get lost)
    the daily oyster Travel card rate with peak travel is 7.20, so that would be a bit cheaper if you really are there just three days (if your there the night before etc, those wont be included)

    Travel cards make it easier, Oyster will auto upgrade you to a travel card if you cross the threshold of what one costs, so it makes sense to just use it

    it will NEVER upgrade you to weekly travelcard rates though (unless something changed the last two years)

    Is this expendable back to work? just get the weekly and get a receipt for it!
    trouble with oyster charging is there is no paper trail, and a lot of places dont accept the 'online print out' as a valid form of receipt
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  8. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    Thanks for the info guys. Was just having a panic moment there when I saw £4 for a single journey.

    Yes this is up to expences, but I need to keep these to a minimum, so pay as you go card will be for me I think. Do they come in pre-paid cards (like £5 or £10) or do you just put an amount on them at the station?
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  9. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

    You can grab an oyster card at most stations and loads of shops around the capital. Pretty much any corner shop or sweet shop will have them. You can also top up with any amount you want, which is handy if your not sure how many journeys your going to make etc.. 8)
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