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London transport zones [Jan. 4th, 2007|11:07 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!


Do they draw the zone boundaries at random, or do they deliberately make them weird? Of these three stations, one is in zone 2, one on the zone 2/zone 3 border and one in zone 3. It makes no sense at all as far as I can see that Gospel Oak is in zone 2, Hampstead Heath in zone 3 and Hampstead on the border.
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[User Picture]From: boyofbadgers
2007-01-04 11:14 am (UTC)
That one was deliberately made weird, so as to give whoever runs the NLL a bigger slice of revenue. Hampstead Heath shd rly be in Zone 2 and it is rumoured that it finally will be when it's taken over by TfL.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-01-04 11:21 am (UTC)
Ah, I see. Hooray for privatisation and franchising benefitting the passengers, what?
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[User Picture]From: katstevens
2007-01-04 11:42 am (UTC)
It takes the vertical into account, dunnit? The Heath is higher up so it's further away.
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[User Picture]From: katstevens
2007-01-04 11:42 am (UTC)
NB this is pure speculation.
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[User Picture]From: ozgirlabroad
2007-01-04 01:50 pm (UTC)
I came across this when I went to buy a weekly bus/rail/tube pass at my local Silverlink station. I travel from Dalston to Kensal Rise on the overland. If I travel via the tube to work I only need a zone 1/2 pass. If I buy a single ticket from Dalston to KR it's a zone 1/2. But if I buy a pass with the intention of using the Silverlink via Hampstead Heath then I have to buy a zone 1 to 3 pass.
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