Think Pink On The Tube

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Passengers travelling from Shepherd's Bush or White City and changing trains at stations such as Willesden Junction or Kensington Olympia will be able to save money if they avoid Zone 1.

From this Sunday (September 6), pay as you go passengers will be charged less if they touch in mid-way through their journeys at nine key London Overground and Tube stations.

Using new pink Oyster card readers, passengers can scan their cards to prove they have not travelled through central London and could save up to 50% of the normal fare.

The Oyster system will be able to identify when passengers have avoided travelling through Zone 1 for journeys where there are several different choices of route.

Transport for London's Shashi Verma said, "By touching the pink reader en route - in addition to touching in and out at either end of your journey - you will be charged the appropriate Oyster single fare for your journey based on the route you take. In doing so, some passengers may actually get cheaper fares."

The pink Oyster readers will be introduced at Gospel Oak, Gunnersbury, Highbury and Islington, Kensington Olympia, Rayners Lane, Stratford, West Brompton, Willesden Junction and Blackhorse Road stations.


5 September 2009