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Oyster Cards

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 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.

Buying Your Ticket

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!

There are two sets of ticket sales windows within this station - in the Underground and north concourse. The two windows in the north entrance from Old Broad Street were closed at the time of our survey and we noticed no windows within the arcade area.

In the Underground Concourse

There are three ticket sales windows behind a Tensa queuing system, beyond the left-hand end of the gate line as you enter from the Network Rail concourse. These windows are numbered 1 to 3 from left to right. The queuing system takes you left (east) then right, then left again towards the windows. The number of the next available window is clearly announced.

In the North Concourse

There are two sales windows before the right-hand end of the gate line, as you enter the concourse from the passage.

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