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London Overground

I emailed London Overground this morning about their failings in live train data and unfair charging for zone 1 travel that I don’t do, and only an idiot would go on a route that would.

This was after useless data on TfL and NR websites this morning left me stood on the platform looking at a board of cancelled and delayed trains. If I had known I would have stayed on the underground in the first place.

Nice to see the new more frequent timetables in place finally. I hoped it would bring improvements too, sadly not. Something had gone wrong yet again this evening (surprise!) so when I got to Camden Road I found several trains arriving just a few minutes apart after each other due to how they had just stacked up so quickly. No inconvenience for me this time though! ;)

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I’m sure I warned about me ranting about TfL. I have a couple bubbling over at the moment!

Here’s a question, one I shall ask London Overground directly and eagerly await the response.

Why when I use PAYG on my Oyster card do I have to remember to touch it on at one of the pink points when changing between the Central line and the Overground while heading from/to Camden Road (zone 2), otherwise I get charged for a zone 4 to 1 journey. I never touch zone 1. I read once that it’s a plausible route?! What?! What’s a plausible route from zone 4 on the eastern end of the Central line to the Overground station at  Camden Road (not underground!) that would involve zone 1.

To add to the madness, it doesn’t happen if I have a 7 day/monthly zone 2 to 4 pass on.

Just another way for them to trick what money they can out of people?

I’m sure I warned about me ranting about TfL. I have a couple bubbling over at the moment!

Here’s a question, one I shall ask London Overground directly and eagerly await the response.

Why when I use PAYG on my Oyster card do I have to remember to touch it on at one of the pink points when changing between the Central line and the Overground while heading from/to Camden Road (zone 2), otherwise I get charged for a zone 4 to 1 journey. I never touch zone 1. I read once that it’s a plausible route?! What?! What’s a plausible route from zone 4 on the eastern end of the Central line to the Overground station at Camden Road (not underground!) that would involve zone 1.

To add to the madness, it doesn’t happen if I have a 7 day/monthly zone 2 to 4 pass on.

Just another way for them to trick what money they can out of people?

Filed under london overground tfl rant oyster fares