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TfL has produced a new and improved tube and rail map

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

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We're not even a week into the new year, but already the folks at TfL have redrawn the tube map and come up with a whole new zone for some of east London's stations and produced their biggest ever tube and rail map. As well as the zone changes announced this week, the new map includes all rail services where you can use an Oyster card, which covers a 50-mile diameter and – shock horror – extends way beyond the M25. 

It's the first time a TfL map has included stations between Merstham and Gatwick, which will join the Oyster network later this year, meaning you can use your Oyster card on the Gatwick Express. Weirdly, the Heathrow Express still won't fall within the Oyster zone, despite the fact that the airport is already covered by the tube and, unlike Gatwick, is actually in London. But now that the map isn't limited by the Greater London boundary, all the rules have gone out the window – it covers parts of Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and even West Sussex – when will it end?!

Bad news – there might be more tube strikes on the way next month.

And have you heard that the Green Party want to get rid of London's travel zones? 

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