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What is the difference between underground and overground?

The overground are more traditional trains as opposed to the metro style for the Underground. Overground is more of a ring around central London – it’s useful for avoiding going via central London if you don’t want to. The Overground doesn’t go anywhere near Heathrow.

Is the overground part of the underground?

Despite appearing on the tube map, and containing former parts of the Underground, the London Overground is not classed as part of the tube network.

When did London Overground start?


What was the overground called before?

Along with the rest of the British Rail network, the line was privatised in 1994, and for most of the subsequent period was operated under the brand name Silverlink, with little investment in services or facilities. TfL took control in November 2007, making the line part of its new London Overground network.

Why is it called the Ginger line?

Since 2010, the Gingerline dining experience has been popping up at irregular locations along the stretch of the overground railway line – nicknamed the ‘ginger line’ due to its orange colour on the Tube map – that runs from Highbury to Crystal Palace; and it is about to embark on a new, six-to-12-week residency at an …

Can I use Oyster card on London Overground?

Oyster cards You can pay as you go to travel on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, most TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line and Thames Clippers River Bus services.

How do you pay for London overground?

How to pay for train journeys in London. You can use a Visitor Oyster card, Oyster card or Travelcard, as well as contactless payment cards, on all London Overground trains and most National Rail services in zones 1-9.

Is it cheaper to use an Oyster card or contactless?

It’s publicised that if you use contactless to pay for travel in London, it’s the same price as using an Oyster card. Of course, if you have a railcard discount (or similar) applied to your Oyster, that will always be cheaper than contactless. Discounts cannot be applied to contactless payment cards.

Is it cheaper to get a Travelcard or use contactless?

As a general rule a Travelcard is more expensive than an Oyster card or Contactless payment card. The exception is if you make 3 or more journeys for 6 days or more within a 7 day period. Otherwise an Oyster on a Pay As You Go basis or a Contactless payment card is cheaper.

What is the cheapest way to travel on the tube?

The cheapest way to travel is with an Oyster card. An Oyster card allows you to travel between all parts of London on the Underground, Trams (DLR), Overground, some river boats, Emirates Air Line, and the iconic red London buses.

How much is a day ticket on the tube?

Daily prices

Type Day Anytime Price Off-Peak Day Price
Adult Zones 1-2 £12.70 £12.70
Adult Zones 1-4 £12.70 £12.70
Adult Zones 1-6 £18.10 £12.60

Can I use Oyster Card from Heathrow to London?

Heathrow to London Tube You are able to use your Oyster card for the underground or you can buy an all-day Travelcard for unlimited travel on the tube for that day. Buying a Travelcard is suitable for commuters who are planning on using the tube and the train as the tickets can be bought together.

What is the tube fare from Heathrow to London?

Cost: The standard single Tube ticket from Heathrow (zone 6) to central London (zone 1) is £6 for adults ($7.25) or, when paying with a contactless credit card, the single fare to central London is £3.10 ($3.75).

How much is Oyster card for a year?

How much does an Oyster card cost? The Oyster card costs £5. You then add money to the card to pay for your travel. After one year the £5 fee will be added to your pay as you go money.