London Transport (uk.transport.london) Discussion of all forms of transport in London.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old March 30th 15, 10:25 AM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Feb 2013
Posts: 704
Default DLR hole

I can't help thinking the lack of gates on the DLR is a gaping hole in
the Oyster system especially during rush hour when the trains are far too
packed for onboard ticket inspections to be feasible. Isn't it about time
TfL addressed this problem since there must be a huge amount of local fair
dodging going on?

--
Spud


  #3   Report Post  
Old March 30th 15, 11:19 AM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Feb 2013
Posts: 704
Default DLR hole

On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:07:49 +0100
Someone Somewhere wrote:
On 30/03/2015 11:25, d wrote:
I can't help thinking the lack of gates on the DLR is a gaping hole in
the Oyster system especially during rush hour when the trains are far too
packed for onboard ticket inspections to be feasible. Isn't it about time
TfL addressed this problem since there must be a huge amount of local fair
dodging going on?

--
Spud

Surely you would then have to man every single station at a significant
extra cost? I believe the (reasonably sensible) policy is that if there
are gates they have to be manned such that no-one gets stuck either side
of them.


Probably. But TfL ditched the bendy buses with the fatuous reason that fare
evasion was costing them a fortune (though I suspect somewhat less than the
turkey that replaced them) so surely the DLR must be doing the same? Unless
it was all BS.

What I do wonder is the number of times I've been gripped between
Shadwell and Bank around lunchtime - surely that's one of the few parts
of the DLR that isn't actually subject to fare evasion as you're then
entering an area where almost all stations are gated (Waterloo excepted).


Not all tube stations have gates. Finsbury park for example. And others have
gate free links to mainline services you could "escape" on. So the tube isn't
as impenetrable as some would have you believe. Which means someone commuting
from one of these stations to somewhere on the DLR could in theory have a free
trip.

--
Spud

  #6   Report Post  
Old March 30th 15, 08:41 PM posted to uk.transport.london
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity at LondonBanter: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,877
Default DLR hole

On Monday, 30 March 2015 12:19:53 UTC+1, wrote:
On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:07:49 +0100
Someone Somewhere wrote:
On 30/03/2015 11:25, d wrote:
I can't help thinking the lack of gates on the DLR is a gaping hole in
the Oyster system especially during rush hour when the trains are far too
packed for onboard ticket inspections to be feasible. Isn't it about time
TfL addressed this problem since there must be a huge amount of local fair
dodging going on?

--
Spud

Surely you would then have to man every single station at a significant
extra cost? I believe the (reasonably sensible) policy is that if there
are gates they have to be manned such that no-one gets stuck either side
of them.


Probably. But TfL ditched the bendy buses with the fatuous reason that fare
evasion was costing them a fortune (though I suspect somewhat less than the
turkey that replaced them) so surely the DLR must be doing the same? Unless
it was all BS.

What I do wonder is the number of times I've been gripped between
Shadwell and Bank around lunchtime - surely that's one of the few parts
of the DLR that isn't actually subject to fare evasion as you're then
entering an area where almost all stations are gated (Waterloo excepted).


Not all tube stations have gates. Finsbury park for example. And others have
gate free links to mainline services you could "escape" on. So the tube isn't
as impenetrable as some would have you believe. Which means someone commuting
from one of these stations to somewhere on the DLR could in theory have a
free trip.


Isn't Finsbury Park gated now? I think I had to go through two sets of gates between Victoria Line and GTR last week.
--
Colin Rosenstiel
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
13 foot deep hole appears under railway in Forest Hill Basil Jet[_4_] London Transport 8 July 26th 16 04:34 PM
"Hole in the Ground, a hole in the head?" [email protected] London Transport 7 March 3rd 09 09:43 PM
Can I punch a hole in my Oyster Card? Tristan Miller London Transport 16 July 29th 08 09:52 AM
Camden Rat Hole Adrian Auer-Hudson, MIMIS London Transport 1 August 30th 06 10:02 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 London Banter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about London Transport"

 

Copyright © 2017