Sadiq Khan and TfL have announced how much it will cost to use Crossrail. Journeys within zones 1-6 will incur the same as the equivalent tube fare when it opens through central London in December this year.
Daily capping for contactless and Oyster, and concession fares, will apply in the same way on Crossrail as on tube journeys.
I'm delighted to announce today that the cost of travelling on the Elizabeth Line in Zones 1-6 will be the same price as a similar journey on the tube — fulfilling a key manifesto pledge to deliver truly world-class transport infrastructure which is also accessible and affordable for all Londoners
Elsewhere, fare changes begin in May when Heathrow Connect services become TfL Rail. From 20 May, pay-as-you-go with Oyster and contactless will be available between Paddington and Heathrow for the first time. These fares will be the same as, or cheaper, than current Heathrow Connect services.
Mike Brown MVO, London's Transport Commissioner, said
From May customers travelling to Heathrow Airport from Paddington will be able to enjoy the convenience of using Oyster or contactless as they do across the rest of the TfL network, guaranteeing the cheapest fare.
No word yet on how much it'll cost to travel all the way out to Reading on Crossrail, but there's a while to go yet — that part of the network isn't due to open until December 2019.
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