A total of £122 worth of free travel on the TfL system is available over four Mondays in October for passengers who use Android Pay and Mastercard on the Oyster/contactless system.
Because we’re still waiting for Oyster to be extended to Sevenoaks, Dunton Green, and the Darenth Valley line stations it won’t cover journeys here – just as we have missed out on previous similar offers.
However a parallel offer gives one free hot drink at Caffè Nero in Sevenoaks High Street on the same days.
We were excited to hear that Southeastern could be planning to make changes to the Delay Repay scheme from 1 October – perhaps, at last, Delay-Repay compensation that starts after 15 minutes delay rather than 30 minutes?
Apparently not. Southeastern have told us that the changes from 1 October relate to how the existing Delay Repay scheme can be paid: there’s no sign that more generous compensation is coming any time soon.
The Government has unexpectedly agreed to make Train Operating Companies such as Southeastern and Thameslink fully subject to the Consumer Rights Act from 1 October 2016. We look at the implications.
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Young people aged 16-18 are now required to be in education or an apprenticeship scheme. But they have to pay their own travel costs. Sevenoaks Youth Council are investigating and are asking families affected – not just in Sevenoaks – to respond to a quick survey.
Southeastern are running an offer of 25% off “Weekender” tickets purchased online until 27 May for travel up to 3 July. Weekender fares are a good, but little-known, fare option. But the fare rules are complex and different from Day Returns, … Continue reading