London Tube Map
From the 2nd January 2010 onwards, the Oyster Card will be accepted on most of the train lines running within zones 1-6 in central and greater London.
This will, for example, include popular mainline train routes such as London Victoria to East Croydon train station, and Liverpool Street Train Station to Gidea Park station. There are no major changes to London bus routes yet, but it won’t be surprising if there were tweaks to frequencies and new services announced in early 2010 as these new train services will open up new channels of public transport traffic.
However, notable exceptions to this blanket-wide Oyster card acceptance are the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect services, as well as the Southeastern High Speed services between Kings Cross St Pancras International and Stratford Station in East London.
This will mean much lower fares for commuters that live within the 6 fare zones in London, but are forced to pay train monthly or yearly passes instead of Tube monthly/yearly passes, which are much cheaper.
29th April Edit: The new East London Line will reopen on the 23rd May, and will run from Dalston Junction to New Cross, Crystal Palace, and West Croydon. This new Overground line will eventually stretch as far North as Highbury & Islington station, with that part of the line set to open in 2011. A “trial phase” is currently open, and is running from Dalston Junction to New Cross and New Cross Gate, running from Mondays to Fridays only between 7am and 8pm, with trains running every 7 or 8 minutes. Full timetable information and details on the new East London Line available here.
Below is part of the full tube & train map which includes only zone 1 and parts of zone 2. The new full updated tube and train map for 2010 is available for download in pdf here. Including the new extended circle line that will start running in the middle of December 2009. The TFL JourneyPlanner will also be updated to take advantage of these new train routes.
For more information about getting around London by tube and bus with an Oyster Card, please read my Getting Around London page. You can also read our article about the new London Overground (orange line) Line.
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