Sunday 18 June 2006 9.36pm
The Oystercard system is being upgraded next year to cover overland trains apparently.
It's not a case of 'upgrading' the system - it's that in future it will be a condition of new/renewed overground rail franchises that Oyster equipment be installed at stations in Greater London.
The only reason it hasn't happened till now is that the rail operators haven't wanted to install the equipment - even in some cases when TfL offered to pay. In future they will be compelled by the Department for Transport and TfL.
There are a few National Rail lines where you can use Oyster Pre-Pay:
â€¢Amersham to Marylebone
â€¢Finsbury Park to King's Cross/Moorgate
â€¢Harrow & Wealdstone to Euston (but not at
Kilburn High Road/South Hampstead)
â€¢Kentish Town to Moorgate/Elephant &
â€¢Liverpool Street to Walthamstow Central
Tottenham Hale/Seven Sisters (but not at
â€¢Richmond to Gunnersbury
â€¢Stratford to Canning Town
â€¢Stratford to Liverpool Street
â€¢Upminster to Fenchurch Street/Liverpool
Street via Barking (but not at Forest
â€¢West Ruislip/South Ruislip to Marylebone
(but not at intermediate stations)
(from the TfL Fares & Tickets booklet)