Underground is a significant signature of London. Living there for one and a half months I found some fun interesting things about it~
Okay, first share with all how to save transportation fare in London
1. Must buy Oyster Card, whether if you are here just for a few days or a week (read more and you’ll know why)
千千萬萬一定一定要買這一張牡蠣卡 Oyster Card, 無論你只是在倫敦待幾天或是一星期 (繼續看就知道為什麼呦)
2. Peak Time’ & ‘Off-Peak Time.
London Underground fare differentiate according to time
＊Peak Time: Monday-Friday 04:30-09:29
＊Off-Peak Time: Monday-Friday from 09:30-04:29 (the following day)
＊Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 04:30-04:29 (the following day)
“尖峰” & “離峰”時段
＊尖峰時段: 星期一~五 04:30-09:29
I lived in Zone Six, the far upper north-west, however mostly of London sightseeing are in Zone 1 & 2. I always head out after 0930 avoiding the peak time; same as going back home after a day stroll in the city, heading home after 1930/2000..or sometimes the time doesn’t matter to me, I just head home. (While writing this I realize the peak & off-peak hour had changed, before Mon-Fri 1600-1900 was peak hour as well)
*When have an oyster card, pay ₤5+₤3=8₤(peak+off peak/day)
**If you don’t have an oyster card, paying by cash is ₤5.5/ one way
***An oyster card, as I remembered its ₤5, can use it all up, then top-up.
****I don’t think the travelcard is worth it, unless you enjoy exploring London under-ground.
Still I think the best way to travel London is to get off from a station and walk around that area for the rest of the day, many places are actually near by, and easily access by foot, then go back to your place after a long day walk with the tube or bus.
我住在倫敦第六區, 倫敦觀光景點大多都在第一或第二區. 每一天早上都會選在離峰時間(0930後)出發漫步倫敦; 回程時選於離峰時段回家.
(在寫這的同時也發現了, 尖峰與離峰時間有改變, 之前是星期一至五的1600-1900也是尖峰時段)
*當有可愛的牡蠣卡的時候呢, 一天的交通花費為₤5+₤3=8₤ (尖峰+離峰時段)
**如果沒有用牡蠣卡, 銀子可要多花成一趟就要₤5.5, 非常不划算!
***記得這一張牡蠣卡₤5, 可以將原卡費₤5用完再加值, 跟我們的悠遊卡一樣.
There is a journey planner, type in the tube station *from and to, **arriving time/departing time, and there’ll be details showing you what time the tube would come, and how to transfer within other lines. Most important is the services within line.
Transport for London| Tube 倫敦地鐵網站 (來倫敦旅行必下載的app)
每一天出發前可先到網站裡的journey planner, 規劃*出發及抵達站和**想要出發/抵達的時間, 此會顯示如何到達地點/中途轉程站與班次時間. 更重要的是還會顯示所有地鐵線的營運狀況.a. Journey Planner 規劃路線圖
As London is the oldest underground, there is no wifi or any mobile signals underground. Since the last terrorist attack bomb London by using mobile/internet in Metropolitan Line (the line I go and by London everyday)
Starting 2012 summer, there is wifi underground, however isn’t stable and only surf during stops, hopefully its good to go now. In my opinion….I think it isn’t safe as there is no signals underground, as if I wanna call out for help, no one could save me.
However, I realized something very special on the undergound….everyone is reading!!!
Yup, everyone on the tube would always be immersing in reading something on their own or the METRO, London Underground free newspaper handing out every morning & evening.
倫敦地鐵是全世界最古老的地鐵, 而這古老地鐵在地下時沒有手機訊號更不用說網路. 聽說是因為前幾年倫敦地鐵爆炸案, 嫌犯就是用手機啟動, 因此而禁止.
但是從2012年暑假開始, 倫敦地鐵底下是有網路噢, 只是很不穩, 只有在到站的時候才可以搜尋得到, 但是也斷的很快. 本人很怕死, 所以覺得在地下沒有網路或是手機訊號很沒有安全感 (看了過多的CSI的結果).
由於沒有網路沒有低頭族, 大家都浸陷書中, 或是倫敦地鐵免費報METRO, 早晚都會出刊.
I never knew why we have to mind the gap, until one day I saw a big GAP when getting off the tube and almost fell right into a hole…Mind-the-Gap traveler!!!
Ciao ciao, to be continued for next British episode oh近請期待下一篇英國行噢~~~~ 😉