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  • Nate1309 63 posts

    I have been using the Lizzy line for a couple of months when I need to be in London for work from Reading/Twyford.

    Last weekend there was a train stuck in the tunnel so all westbound trains stopped running. The staff directed all passengers to use the GWR service to Reading.

    I tapped onto the platform with my contactless card and out again in Twyford.

    My question is can I do this all the time and catch either the Lizzy line from the underground station or tap in to platform 14 and use GWR services for the EL fee?

    TIA

    Nate1309 63 posts

    For comparison a ticket on GWR is £22.60 yet contactless in/out is £11.30

    SamG 1,736 posts

    Yes this is fine. Doesn’t work with an Oyster though only a contactless card payment

    If you’re doing a return (which most people would be) then the price is more or less the same but if you’re only going one way then you do benefit from the “tfl price” single needing to be half whereas GWR price for a single is 10p less than a return

    SamG 1,736 posts

    As a random aside there is going to be quite a substantial expansion of this contactless only PAYG area including Stansted Airport

    https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/articles/tfl-to-expand-contactless-payments-outside-london-54582/

    Nate1309 63 posts

    Thanks SamG

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