Why is Hampstead Heath in zone 3?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by keicar, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. keicar

    keicar Banned Banned


    Hampstead tube is further from central London, but can be accessed with a zones 1 and 2 card.

    If you stay on the NLL train another stop to Gospel Oak, it's zone 2 (do you still need a zone 3 card, because you are travelling through the zone ?)

    So why is Hampstead Heath in zone 3?
  2. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Because South End Green is actually an independant state, and as such outside of London
    The passport control was only done away with in the 70s :D

    Actually I aint got a clue, just had a "passport to Pimlico" moment- sorry
  3. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    they changed it years ago, so the north london line goes from zone 2 to 3 for hampstead and back to 2 for the next stations, i think hampstead (northern line) has always been in zone 3
  4. hektik

    hektik adhering to a paradigm

    it's on the zone 2/zone 3 border.
  5. keicar

    keicar Banned Banned

    So if I was going from West Hampstead to Gospel Oak, would a zones 1 and 2 card be sufficient?
  6. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I bet they'll change it back to Zone 2 when the Overground comes into operation.
  7. Get Involved

    Get Involved Well-Known Member

    yes, but are you talking about oyster cards here? don't think you're supposed to use them on the silverlink line. although i notice they're installing barriers at hampstead heath and west hampstead stations when they never had them before - anyone know if this means you'll be allowed to use oyster?
  8. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    They're introducing Oyster on the line as part of the Overground initiative (which includes the East London Line extension)
  9. Get Involved

    Get Involved Well-Known Member

    Sweet, that's good news.
  10. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

  11. keicar

    keicar Banned Banned

    No, talking about a 1 day off peak travelcard (you can buy either zones 1 and 2 or zones 1-4 or all zones)
  12. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    It was/is in Zone 3 to generate money, pure and simple.
  13. Get Involved

    Get Involved Well-Known Member

    I was wrong about this. I originally said you'd only need zone 1 and 2 card (so I naively thought I would be getting better value on my Oyster season ticket), but no, you have to pay extra, even though you've just been forced to go through zone 3 completely arbitrarily, it seems.

    I've written to the Overground asking them to explain why Hampstead Heath is in Zone 3. So far I've just received a letter saying my query has been passed on to another TfL department. We'll see if they ever answer.
  14. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    It's supposed to move into Zone 2 in the new year sometime. Part of the Overground rebranding.

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