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    Posted: 14 June 2013 at 11:29pm
Originally posted by Malc London Malc London wrote:

Trouble is you can't sign out so Oyster will charge you the maximum fare, plus you need to get through the barrier at GX, plus if you get caught from West Ruislip onwards, you face a penalty fare.


So a few years ago, i decided to take the central line home and train it from Ruislip, My All Zones would only take me to West Ruislip, I had to buy a ticket to GX, When i got to GX, There was no one checking and i just walked out....ConfusedShocked
why did i bother?

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Originally posted by Malc London Malc London wrote:

I'd prefer an underground station with adequate parking.
 
In response to Bobblehead, Budgens is nothing like you describe. The butchers a match for Judds, the bread better than the bakers, and the coffee shop as good as you can get. As for prices, they are often a match for Tesco and beat them on price on many items.
 
Another supermarket may hurt them, but they will have to be good.
Sorry, but I have to disagree. Budgens stock is often very poor quality and overpriced. Just this evening I needed a litre of sunflower oil and had to pay £1.45 for the value range of oil. In Tesco, it would have cost me £0.99. Milk, bread and other staples are generally fifteen or more per cent more expensive in budgens than Tesco.
 
While there I thought about buying some fresh fruit. All I could find was black/brown bananas, soft wrinkly apples and furry strawberries.
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Originally posted by Malc London Malc London wrote:

Trouble is you can't sign out so Oyster will charge you the maximum fare, plus you need to get through the barrier at GX, plus if you get caught from West Ruislip onwards, you face a penalty fare.


Yup all true! Apparently he hadn't even realised as whenever he has come through at GX it's been peak time and either the barriers have been open or he's just walked through the disabled one which has been open!! I suppose luckily the max fair of £8.30 isn't too different to the real fare and he's never been caught. I'm pretty sure 'I've made an honest mistake, guv' wouldn't have worked!!! He won't be doing it again!!
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Trouble is you can't sign out so Oyster will charge you the maximum fare, plus you need to get through the barrier at GX, plus if you get caught from West Ruislip onwards, you face a penalty fare.
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Originally posted by phisch21 phisch21 wrote:

They do from West and South Ruislip but not from GX as far as I can tell



Indeed you are correct! I have informed the person who has been using their oyster card to get on at Marylebone!! Just as well they've never been checked for a ticket. Apparently it lets you gain access to the trains! They had no idea
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They do from West and South Ruislip but not from GX as far as I can tell
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Originally posted by phisch21 phisch21 wrote:

GX station is effectively an extension to the central line - and not far depending on which side of the A413 you liveI'd like to see Chiltern Railways accept Oyster cards



I'm not 100% but I think they do now....
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Central line was originally built to denham but never ran due to the on set of ww2.
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GX station is effectively an extension to the central line - and not far depending on which side of the A413 you live

I'd like to see Chiltern Railways accept Oyster cards
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Originally posted by Anita Anita wrote:

Malc I do wonder which village you actually live in,a tube station for goodness sake get real. Budgens in my opinion, is nowhere near the other supermarkets for price, quality and customer care.

i for one would love a extension of the central line into chalfont.
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