Picture of Watford Junction Station

Watford Junction Station

Rail station in Watford.

Unusually for TfL-enabled services, Watford Junction Station is in a secret Travelcard zone all of its own. Internally to TfL, it's considered as being in zone W for the purposes of Oyster PAYG and Travelcards, but "zone W" is never used on anything customer-facing.

It's the terminus of the Euston-Watford Line on the London Overground network, and it's also served by non-local lines including the West Coast Main Line.

The Wikipedia entry on the Euston-Watford line notes that London Overground services from here are advertised as being for South Hampstead rather than Euston; if travelling to (or from) Euston, it's faster to use the London Midland services, on which Travelcards and Oyster PAYG are accepted.

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PAYG acceptance tested by Kake, November 2008, at which point it cost £6 to get here from Zone 1.
OS X co-ord: 510994 OS Y co-ord: 197327 (Latitude: 51.663776 Longitude: -0.396572)
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