19 MARCH 2018


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Article from BTNews 19 MARCH 2018

Elizabeth Line fares and Heathrow

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Transport for London (TfL) have announced that Elizabeth line pay-as-you-go fares within Zones 1-6 will be the same as the fares on existing TfL services.

All customer service and travel information on the line will be fully integrated with TfL’s other services, with the daily fare capping applying to Oyster and contactless payment.  Effectively this means that all journeys on the line through London will cost the same as an equivalent Tube journey.

From Sunday 20 May, the little promoted Heathrow Connect service between Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 4 and Paddington will be transferred to TfL.

While TfL zones do not apply to these Heathrow fares, for the first time, customers will be able to use pay-as-you-go with Oyster and contactless across the route all the way from Paddington to Heathrow.

Standard zonal fares will continue to apply for journeys between Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, with special single fares applying for journeys to or from Heathrow Airport.

All concessions which offer free or discounted travel, including the Zip Card, 60+ photocards and Veterans Concessionary Travel, will be valid on the Elizabeth line. This will significantly reduce the cost for families travelling to Heathrow via Paddington.

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What fares were assumed in the original scheme appraisal and are tax payers picking up more than was anticipated?