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Re: Nice oyster scam
Newsgroup: uk.transport.london
Posted by: Helen Deborah Vecht
2008-06-17 10:37:03

Thunderbug typed

> asdf wrote:
> > According to a London Lite article I posted about here around 6 months
> > ago, the charges for touching in then out at the same station are:
> >
> > - Within 15 minutes: no charge
> > - Over 15 minutes apart: 8
> >
> > I've never tried it, though.

> I have: the charge is 1.50.

> I was amongst those evacuated from Kings Cross on the 'booze cruise'
> night before the alcohol ban came in, so entered and left the same
> station after about 20 minutes without being able to catch a train.

> I suspect TfL took a tidy sum that night. Had I not tapped out (all
> gates were open and staff directed passengers through the
> pushchair/wheelchair gates), no doubt it would've been 4 instead.

Journey History records 4 minutes (much less than 15) for my partner's
entry to Paddington and he still paid 1.50.

Not really worth phoning the helpline though.

Helen D. Vecht: helenvecht@zetnet.co.uk




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