Question for those of you who live in London

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  1. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

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    Hello, I need to take the train from Luton to Reading tomorrow. Usually the quickest route would include taking the circle or H&C line from King's Cross St Pancras to Paddington which is included in the ticket however the circle and H&C lines are shut for engineering works. Would I be allowed to take the bus for that route on my ticket?
     
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    Not sure, but the 205 bus is direct and costs about £2, so if they make you pay it's not the end of the world.
     
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    The Victoria Line down to Oxford Circus and the Bakerloo Line up to Paddington is a decent option too.
     
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    One question though, how do you avoid that long corridor to the Victoria Line?
     
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    Well you could travel one stop further to Green Park, then take a northbound train to Oxford Circus and you just need to walk across to the Bakerloo Line :p
     
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    Oh sorry, I meant the one at King's Cross. (I didn't realise there was one at Oxford Circus)
     
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    1 in 20 with Covid seems to be the estimate now, do you have to go via public transport / at all?!
     
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    If you want to know, we have to deliver a TV to Reading Salvation Army homeless centre and we currently don't have a driver.
     
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    Very charitable but unlikely to be considered an essential journey within the spirt of the lockdown.
     
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    Definetly not an essential item so not going to be an essential journey
     
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    Be on the back of a northbound train.
     
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