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Review of "London Underground"
My job brought me to London for a month. It is now two weeks I am here, living by a very nice family near Westham (how many cries and sobs did I hear, right this afternoon...), I have to work in Stratford and I try to go in the center of London as often as possible, to make the most of all the things to see there.So I travel by train.
So I spend a lot of money.
London underground is organised in zones.
It's a very usual thing with underground networks (just notice how professionnal I sound, stating that, whereas I indeed know only two underground networks, the londonian and the parisian ones).
The very center of the city is zone 1, and the more you go far from it, the more the number of the zone you're in is important. I think there is 6 zones for the underground network (and even more for the DLR network).
Those season tickets are available for 7 days or for a month.
Four seven days season tickets or one month ticket will cost almost the same, so you'd better begin with a seven days if you're not sure the zones fit you well. Because your interest is to try to buy the season ticket corresponding the best to your needs : tickets could be available just for two zones or for the six, and the more zones there is, the more you bank.
For my part, I pay 30£ a week to travel between zone 1 and 4.
It is also said to help you win money by allowing lower travel costs, but it's not quite blatant.
*So, at the end of my month, I'd probably have spend more than 140£ in London's transports, that is to say more than what I spend in Bordeaux during a whole year.
Gosh !But if I hadn't, it would have be very hard to travel in London, for the underground network is surely the more convenient way to travel in that city.
Enven the stations in themselves are convenient : all the indications are clear and you can reach your platform easily even when you're not accustomed to London.
And it is the same for the entire network : deciding of your way, changing lines or finding where you have to go is very simple, much more simple than in Paris for example. Within two lines, you can always reach the finest places of the city, thanks to the way the lines are crossing.
Looking at a plan of the network helps understand how easy it is to travel that way : the city is kind of squared by the lines, you just have to know which line is yours and if you go east or west (sometimes north or south)...
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