One day he began his journey not at Bank, and went into the ticket hall to buy the pounds 2 City Shuttle ticket. He was told it was not for sale. The clerk said: "I'm sorry sir that's a DLR ticket, this is London Underground."
Chris pointed out that Bank was also a DLR station with a huge sign saying "Welcome to the Docklands Light Railway."
"Yes there are DLR platforms here, but the station is owned and run by the Underground and we don't sell DLR tickets. You can buy a City Shuttle by travelling to the first stop on the DLR, getting off, and buying one in the machine there." After much argument, Chris was let through without paying. On the DLR platform he found the single ticket which cost pounds 1.40 upstairs cost 80p.
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