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46comments Hi Ann. If you both want a senior rail card then you’ll have to buy one each, and they’re tied with your name, so you wouldn’t be able to share one senior rail card between two

74comments Hi Greeshma. It depends how many journeys you make each day, and which zones those journeys are in. It’s possible that a zone 1-4 weekly travelcard might work out cheaper, but if you’re making 3 or more journeys on five of the days then you might be better off with an oyster card instead, because then you’ll be paying the ‘daily cap’ each day. There’s not a lot in it though, because you also have to add a deposit on top when you buy a new oyster card, so if it was me i would probably just go for the easy option and get a weekly travelcard. (Where are you staying? I’ve stayed in the Ibis near Wembley Stadium)

6comments Hi Nonie. There’s nothing mentioned under TFL’s planned works, so the stairs should be fine –

21comments Hi Trudie. The last train from North Greenwich towards Canning Town on Thursday night/Friday morning is not until 1AM

4comments Do I need to use stairs/escalators or lift to exit Farringdon station from an over ground train from Cambridge

22comments Hi Elizabeth. You don’t say what line you’re changing from (there’s a few of them), but if you look at the ’Changing train platforms’ section then it describes it all. The Circle and Hammersmith/City lines at Hammersmith are completely separate from the District and Piccadilly lines at Hammersmith – they are two different stations – so if you’re changing between them then you’ll have to come out and cross over the road.

79comments Hi Malcom. As far as we are aware, your disabled railcard will get you a 1/3 off single oyster fares (off-peak times only, which your journey times are). And the zone 1-6 oyster fare to heathrow is currently £5,60. (Journeys to heathrow are always charged at the peak rate, even during off-peak hours.) But that’s on the London Underground, not the Elizabeth line. The Elizabeth line to heathrow has its own price – £10,20 – and we don’t think your railcard gets a discount on that because it’s not listed in their FAQs. You might want to query that with them, otherwise you’d have to take the Piccadilly line –

8comments Hi Dylan. I would get the Piccadilly line to Green Park, then the Jubilee line to Canary Wharf, then the DLR to Greenwich… or the Elizabeth line to Bond Street, then the Jubilee line to Canary Wharf and DLR to Greenwich again. But they’re both pretty long.

145comments Hi Ron. You need to avoid zone 1, so it will make the journey a lot longer. If you want to do it then you could change onto the Overground at Gunnersbury and tap the pink reader there (don’t go through any ticket barriers, because that would end your journey)

10comments Hi Jonah. I’m not sure what you mean. If it’s a single train ticket, then no. But if it’s a travelcard for zones 1-2 (they don’t sell them for zone 1 on its own), then yes

2comments HI. There is a lift between the platforms

51comments Hi Liz. If it’s just one day then the easiest thing to do is to get her a one day travelcard. If it’s for longer then you might be better off getting her an oyster card and having the ‘young visitor discount’ applied to it. But it all depends on how many days you’re staying and how many trips you’re making

4comments Hi Helen. Yes, you can use it all over London

17comments Hi Wendy. we’re pretty sure it comes out onto Whitechapel Road (are you doing a Jack the Ripper tour?) from memory the other one comes out into a subway which leads onto petticoat lane

8comments Hi Natalie. You could create an account now and link your card to it, but only if its a blue one. You cant do it with visitor oyster cards. To check it the other ways you’d have to actually be in London

26comments How easy is it to get from Harlow train line at Stratford to the Elizabeth line to Heathrow

33comments Is it a direct train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Mead?

11comments Hi Mary. No, you have to use stairs at Mile End, as described in the ’Platform stairs’ section above

7comments how much would it cost to get a taxi from marylebone station to blacheath

21comments Hi Jackie. you can get the number 38

141comments Received a reply from TFL – ’We appreciate how confusing this can be for the travelling public. Fares on the Elizabeth line are generally the same as fares on the Underground, but the single fare to and from Heathrow is £12,80 in Peak hours (£10,20 in Off-Peak hours). This compares favourably with Heathrow Express prices but the Tube fare is cheaper’

10comments Hi Yvonne. If you did get a refund then the card will have been voided at the same time, so you wouldn’t be able to top it up. But if you didn’t then any credit remaining on it will still be there, and you can top it up with some more at all the places listed above

2comments If you had any remaining credit refunded at the end of your last holiday then they would have been voided at the same time, so they’ll be no good. but if you didn’t then yes, you can load a travelcard on to them at a machine in the station

28comments Hi Denise. You get ones with >N >S >E and >W as well so we’ve always assumed it shows which direction the buses are headed. (Theres another bus stop over the other side of the road with >N on it)

42comments Hi Jacquie. If you want to travel at any time then the senior passes described above are no good (and you have to live in a London borough to get them). If you’re from the UK then we recommend just using your contactless bank card because you won’t have to pay the Oyster deposit. If you’re from abroad then we recommend getting an Oyster card –

2comments Hi Safik. No, it’s just stairs at Plaistow. Details are in the ’Platform stairs’ section above

4comments Hi Carlos. No, but you can try some of the businesses mentioned here –

4comments What time does the station close on a Sunday evening