BUY MY TICKET
If you intend to be a regular traveller on London Transport, We suggest you obtain an Oyster card, this is cheaper and easier to use, visit www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster for more details. I've even arranged for my card to be topped up automatically when the balance falls below a set level, so you don't even have to worry about how much money you have in it!
There are card readers in each Underground station and on the buses. These are a round attachment to the automatic and manual gates - you simply place the card (in its wallet) over the reader and hear a suitable beep whilst the gate opens for you. You must, however, remember to "swipe" your card at your destination as well, otherwise you'll be charged the maximum fare.
Whilst there are normally two kinds of ticket machines - fast ticket and ordinary self service - these are inaccessible to blind/vision impaired people, so we suggest you go to the sales windows. Here, you could not only buy a ticket for your journey, but could get an Oyster card, as mentioned above!
The ticket sales windows are in front of you as you come into the concourse from the mainline station. The two windows split the angle between the left-hand side and the entrance gates. If you come in from exits 1 - 3 or 7 - 9, go to your left of the gate line and locate the windows on your right.
As you face the gate line, the ticket sales window is near the far end of the left-hand wall.
HOW DO I…?
CHARING CROSS UNDERGROUND STATION
© 2009, Terry Robinson