Transport Tips and Tricks for Travelling in London

We’ve got a very handy blog post for you all today.
At Sterling De Vere, as well as providing a fantastic service in short term lets, we are here to help on hand, to ensure our tenants are left feeling comfortable as they settle down in London life.

So do you ever feel like you’re over charged using public transport, or always experiencing delays?

Well if so, we’ve got some very helpful tips and tricks that are sure to provide you with a better and more stress free journey in London.

The London Underground:

The London Underground recently celebrated its 150th Anniversary since it has been in operation. Carrying over 1.2 million passengers a year, it is no surprise that many people are travelling around the capital using the tube system.

Despite being ever so popular, the London Underground is prone to delays. With cancellations and constant disruptions taking place on a regular basis, the majority of commuters feel robbed and unhappy with the service they are being presented with.

You may be asking: How can I avoid delays? How can I travel safely? How do I make the most out of my journey? Well fear no longer as with our top tips and tricks, you are sure to travel easier.

Sterling De Vere’s top five tips in avoiding disruptions and making the most out of your journey:

  • Check before you travel: Although this sounds cliché – Checking before you travel is vital and ever so beneficial. In the likely scenario of experiencing a delay, it is best to plan ahead and to avoid certain routes. Planning your journey can be completed on the following section of the Transport For London website: http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en
  • Take the DLR (Docklands Light Railway): Did you know that last month the DLR only suffered 0.3% of delays? This is a staggering figure that clearly suggests how successful and useful the DLR is when it comes to travelling in London. With the DLR expanding on a continuous basis and with fewer delays likely, travelling on the DLR is advantageous; yet so easy. Not forgetting with many sights available to see on your journey including Canary, why not board the Docklands Light Railway?
  • Use an oyster card: Oyster Cards were introduced in 2003 and provide passengers with a cheaper alternative to travel rather than purchasing travel cards and pay as you go fares. With a variety of discounts also available depending on age and employment status, you can travel cheaper and with less hassle. Applying for an oyster card is simple.
    Visit the following the website to get yours: https://oyster.tfl.gov.uk/oyster/link/0005.do
  • Try to avoid travelling during rush hour: Peak times during the day for public transport are as follows: 6:00am – 9:30am and 16:00pm – 19:00pm. It is recommended to avoid travelling these times as Public transport services are packed and the chances of you having a safe and stress free journey is minimal. Travelling during peak times is also more expensive; therefore unless it is essentially necessary, try to travel before and after peak times.
  • Board a Route Master bus: Route Master Buses are iconic and a traditional bus service that portray the stereotypes of travelling in London. Bus Numbers 9 & 15 serves the Route Master Bus and you can experience a real taste of London attractions during your journey.

At Sterling De Vere we are the quickest lettings agents in east London and we are always keen and eager to provide free impartial advice to our clients. I hope you have found this blog post useful and if you would like to find out any further information please see the Contact Us sections of our website.

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