A guide to transport projects in London

Apologies to Transport for London.

In London the Oyster smartcard ticket must be "touched" on a reader to open Underground station ticket barriers. For pre-pay Oyster cards, this is particularly important for calculation of the appropriate fare, so even if gates are open or non-existent (with there only being a small validator), then you must remember to "always touch out".

What on earth does mean?

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What are these areas?

These are areas affected by a particular project. "London" refers to Greater London.

  • A: Londonwide
  • UK: Nationwide
  • O: Outside London
    (outside the GLA area, e.g. Epping)
  • C: Central London
    (generally means in ticket Zone 1)
  • N: North London
    (generally between the A1 to the west and the A10/Lea Valley to the east)
  • E: East London
    (generally east of the A10 and north of the river)
  • SE: Southeast London
    (generally south of the river and east of the A23)
  • SW: Southwest London
    (generally south of the river and west of the A23)
  • W: West London
    (generally north of the river and south of the A40 Western Avenue)
  • NW: Northwest London
    (generally between the A40 Western Avenue and the A1 in the east)