TfL takeover brings savings for Havering passengers
PUBLISHED: 13:54 03 June 2015 | UPDATED: 14:36 03 June 2015
Train passengers are on track to make "substantial savings" thanks to the TfL takeover of lines running through Havering.
As of last Sunday, TfL Rail has replaced Abellio Greater Anglia as operators of the Liverpool St to Shenfield line, which passes through Romford, Gidea Park and Harold Wood.
Romford to Upminster has also become part of London Overground.
The changes bring good news for those wielding a freedom pass, 60+ Oyster photocard or Veterans Oyster card – which are permitted on all TfL routes – as they can now travel for free as far as Shenfield, a saving of £6.80 from Romford (peak return).
Overall, substantial savings on up to 80 per cent of journeys can be made by the switch from National Rail pay as you go fares to TfL.
Romford to Oxford Circus has fallen from £7.60 to £5.10 (30pc reduction) peak and £5.20 to £3.10 (a 40pc) off-peak.
Under 11s who travel for free with an adult will also be able to travel to Shenfield.
Abellio Greater Anglia will continue to manage Shenfield station and set most fares – including pay as you go fares from Shenfield to Zone 1.