Author: Bob Handford
Get Through The Ticket Barriers Like A Local First Time
The short clip below demonstrates the ticket barriers on London’s Underground network. You will have to negotiate a set of ticket barriers both on entering the Underground system and when you exit.
Very similar barriers are also in place at London’s railway stations.
If you have an Oyster Card just swipe your card over the yellow pad on top of the ticket barrier.
If you have a Travelcard on a card or have bought a single ticket then insert it into the barrier (and don’t forget to pick it up again, you’ll need it to get out at the end of your journey!)
There is also a display on top of the machine. For Oyster cards this will show at the end of your journey how much your Oyster has been charged.
Children under 11 travel free on the London Underground and are not issued with tickets.
For such children you will need to go through a manned gate, not one of the automatic barriers.
If you have a wheelchair, pushchair or have big luggage then there is a special wide gate, (see end of video clip below)