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Old August 1st, 2009, 08:44 PM   #741
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Here is a beautiful photo I took on Saturday in Westminster tube station

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I would have laughed if wouldn't have expected to use the Jubilee line.

I wonder why can't they close the entire network and reopen after all the "engineering works" are finished? It now continues for years (decades?) and not much seems to have changed. Not from the passengers' perspective anyway.
I was on vacation in London on that day, I really had some problems with Circle Line. I was trying to get from Baker Street to Bayswater, I waited 30 minutes for Circle Line train (not knowing no trains were running), then I took a Hammersmith & City line train to Edgware Road, missed a Circle Line train, and then waited for another. Stations really need more passenger information boards/announcements
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Old August 4th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #742
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I'll go to London tomorrow for three days. I want to ask is worth to get a 3-days travel card for £18.40 or is it better to get an Oyster card and pay for every single trip. I'm not sure if I'll travel much by tube or bus, I'll be in the centre of London most of the time.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #743
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I'll go to London tomorrow for three days. I want to ask is worth to get a 3-days travel card for £18.40 or is it better to get an Oyster card and pay for every single trip. I'm not sure if I'll travel much by tube or bus, I'll be in the centre of London most of the time.
It depends where you're going. The Oyster Card is in most cases the better choice unless you plan to take a train of (one of the successors of) British Rail within the TfL area. In the latter case a travel card is needed.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #744
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I'll go to London tomorrow for three days. I want to ask is worth to get a 3-days travel card for £18.40 or is it better to get an Oyster card and pay for every single trip. I'm not sure if I'll travel much by tube or bus, I'll be in the centre of London most of the time.
Oystercard always works out the cheapest fare, e.g. as soon as you make enough single journeys it turns into a 1-day travelcard.

You can't go wrong with Oyster, really
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Oystercard always works out the cheapest fare, e.g. as soon as you make enough single journeys it turns into a 1-day travelcard.

You can't go wrong with Oyster, really
True even for short time visitors. One not commonly known thing is when you are finished with it you can hand it back and get your credit and card deposit back.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #746
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Oystercard always works out the cheapest fare, e.g. as soon as you make enough single journeys it turns into a 1-day travelcard.

You can't go wrong with Oyster, really
You can. South London is rarely covered by Oyster-compatible rail services. Try to pass the ticket barrier at Charing Cross and you'll be rejected. The Oyster Card is almost only useful on the Underground. A travelcard, however, gets you anywhere in Gt London.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 01:03 AM   #747
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True even for short time visitors. One not commonly known thing is when you are finished with it you can hand it back and get your credit and card deposit back.
And its transferrable, you can give it to a friend if they're planning on coming in the future.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 01:05 AM   #748
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You can. South London is rarely covered by Oyster-compatible rail services. Try to pass the ticket barrier at Charing Cross and you'll be rejected. The Oyster Card is almost only useful on the Underground. A travelcard, however, gets you anywhere in Gt London.
Stop confusing the matter. He's coming here for 3 days... I doubt he'll be taking in the sights of Peckham Rye or Streatham Hill. A tourist doesn't need anything else than an Oyster: it'll get you to all the major sights in London.

He wants to save money, not waste it.
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Stop confusing the matter. He's coming here for 3 days... I doubt he'll be taking in the sights of Peckham Rye or Streatham Hill. A tourist doesn't need anything else than an Oyster: it'll get you to all the major sights in London.

He wants to save money, not waste it.
It's not a matter of time you spend there but the places you're going to. Sometimes I come to London for a single day. And I still buy me a travelcard because I want to save money and because I know that Oyster is an incomplete system. Don't presume that every tourist wants to see the postcard attraction in the city centre. There is a lot to see even there where the Oyster Card doesn't get you. That's why I wrote that s/he needs to know where s/he's going.
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I know that Oyster is an incomplete system. Don't presume that every tourist wants to see the postcard attraction in the city centre. There is a lot to see even there where the Oyster Card doesn't get you.
Such as? There's hardly anything

Hampton Court Palace, Horniman Museum... Ummm...

Anything else?
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Such as? There's hardly anything

Hampton Court Palace, Horniman Museum... Ummm...

Anything else?
Selhurst Park, White Hart Lane, Twickenham, Battersea Park, affordable accomodation
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People go to White Hart Lane via Wood Green or Tottenham Hale. I've never met a single tourist going to Battersea Park and I've never even heard of Selhurt Park even though I've lived here for a very long time. I'll give you Twickenham though, but that's not very much part of ye average London tourist trip.

Greenwich and Kew are often easier to visit by NR than by Tube/DLR for tourists.
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Who the hell would want to get the south London commuter lines to Greenwich when you could get the DLR...

Sure, it's faster but it ain't pretty.
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Does anyone have any info on Oyster pre-pay in SW Trains? For some reason despite installing ticket barriers in suburban stations they still do not accept Oyster pre-pay.
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Well, maybe he will want to visit a friend who is in one of the outer zones or South London. That is one reason he may need to use trains. Then again, he did say he would stay mainly in central London, so I guess it's pretty clear then.
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Does anyone have any info on Oyster pre-pay in SW Trains? For some reason despite installing ticket barriers in suburban stations they still do not accept Oyster pre-pay.
I asked at Wimbledon the other day as I wanted to go to Waterloo and apparently it is still going to be a few months before they accept PAYG.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #757
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Selhurst Park, White Hart Lane, Twickenham, Battersea Park, affordable accomodation
Clutching at straws

I'll give you Battersea Park out of charity

He's here for 3 days, not going on a tour of every football and rugby ground in London
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Who the hell would want to get the south London commuter lines to Greenwich when you could get the DLR...

Sure, it's faster but it ain't pretty.
Exactly. The journey from Tower Gateway or Bank to Cutty Sark is a tourist attraction in its own right, especially if you can get a 'driver's seat' at the front
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Clutching at straws

I'll give you Battersea Park out of charity

He's here for 3 days, not going on a tour of every football and rugby ground in London
How do you know? There are people who come only to London for football. Just because you're not going there doesn't mean no-one else does.
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Jesus. Just give it a rest already, the guy's already over here...

...I'll make sure he sends you a postcard from Shite Hart Lane
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