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Zones 7-15

Posted: 31 Oct 2019, 10:50
by tufnellpark
On National Rail you can buy a Zones 1-6 Travelcard, which covers travel from your local station plus London Z1-6.It is generally good value and you get a 34% discount with a Network Railcard. But with TfL adding zones left, right and centre, how do you travel to say Rickmansworth in Zone 7? This affects all stations in Zones 7-15.

At the moment the only way I can work out is to travel to Moor Park (the last station in Zone 6), get off, tap in with Oyster or contactless and get on the next train, adding maybe 15 mins to your journey. You used to be able to buy a cash ticket but this is far more expensive these days (£4.90 compared to £1.50). Any ideas on how to avoid changing trains?

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 31 Oct 2019, 13:38
by roblo97
tufnellpark wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 10:50
On National Rail you can buy a Zones 1-6 Travelcard, which covers travel from your local station plus London Z1-6.It is generally good value and you get a 34% discount with a Network Railcard. But with TfL adding zones left, right and centre, how do you travel to say Rickmansworth in Zone 7? This affects all stations in Zones 7-15.

At the moment the only way I can work out is to travel to Moor Park (the last station in Zone 6), get off, tap in with Oyster or contactless and get on the next train, adding maybe 15 mins to your journey. You used to be able to buy a cash ticket but this is far more expensive these days (£4.90 compared to £1.50). Any ideas on how to avoid changing trains?
I once had a similar issue to this so I went to the ticket office at Waterloo and asked for a Zone 1-9 travelcard and explained that I was heading to Amersham and Chesham when they asked if I wanted a Zones 1-6 travelcard it was for support on an FNC as well if I remember correctly!

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 31 Oct 2019, 14:05
by al
You can get a Z1-9 travelcard already, but I think if you buy it from an NR outlet then it has to be "issued from" Amersham to Z1-6 and the route shows zones 789. The other zones are just for Oyster purposes and a ticket from Boundary Zone 6 to the station in question is needed if travelling from London with a paper travelcard ticket.

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 31 Oct 2019, 23:34
by RJSRdg
al wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 14:05
You can get a Z1-9 travelcard already, but I think if you buy it from an NR outlet then it has to be "issued from" Amersham to Z1-6 and the route shows zones 789.
Which is OK if you're starting from within Zones 1-9, but not much help if you're coming on from outside and want a combined Travelcard!

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 15 Nov 2019, 18:23
by A Challenge
Get a ticket issued for your starting station to Boundary Zone 6.

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 18 Nov 2019, 21:55
by Iain
I had this sort of issue trying to buy z1-9 tickets for a challenge from my local NR station. Ended up bussing it to Morden to get one which was a pain!

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 18 Nov 2019, 23:03
by Going Underground
Same for me a few weeks ago - only going to Z2 but had to get bus to Feltham then train from there....

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 01 Dec 2019, 23:23
by RJSRdg
I remember that after the Cannon Street Run there was some discussion as to whether Reading, Twyford and Maidenhead should be included in the SLAM challenge once the Elizabeth Line services go live, as they are all south of the Thames. I can't remember what the outcome of this discussion was - can anyone enlighten me?

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 02 Dec 2019, 08:29
by xcooler123
RJSRdg wrote:
01 Dec 2019, 23:23
I remember that after the Cannon Street Run there was some discussion as to whether Reading, Twyford and Maidenhead should be included in the SLAM challenge once the Elizabeth Line services go live, as they are all south of the Thames. I can't remember what the outcome of this discussion was - can anyone enlighten me?
As it is South London All Modes, it was decided to exclude them, so the current 94 stations in the SLAM remains the same.

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 04 Dec 2019, 00:44
by RJSRdg
Yes, I had a feeling that was what it was - although of course definitions of 'London' vary....

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 15 Feb 2020, 20:50
by A Challenge
xcooler123 wrote:
02 Dec 2019, 08:29
RJSRdg wrote:
01 Dec 2019, 23:23
I remember that after the Cannon Street Run there was some discussion as to whether Reading, Twyford and Maidenhead should be included in the SLAM challenge once the Elizabeth Line services go live, as they are all south of the Thames. I can't remember what the outcome of this discussion was - can anyone enlighten me?
As it is South London All Modes, it was decided to exclude them, so the current 94 stations in the SLAM remains the same.
What about Abbey Wood?

Re: Zones 7-15

Posted: 16 Feb 2020, 13:57
by tangy
A Challenge wrote:
15 Feb 2020, 20:50
What about Abbey Wood?
Yes Abbey Wood is definitely in south London and on Crossrail so should be included when it opens (as should the Woolwich Arsenal Crossrail station as I believe that would be separate from the current NR/DLR station).