Tube and DLR delays
Before you claim
Please wait at least 48 hours as you might receive an automatic refund.
We do not give refunds for delays outside our control, including:
- Security alerts
- Bad weather
- Customer incidents e.g. a person falling ill on a train
- Engineering works
We do not give refunds if you travel for free using a Freedom Pass, 60+ Oyster photocard, Veterans Oyster photocard, or are aged 11 or under.
Refunds are given as pay as you go credit, web credit or by transfer into your bank account.
If you used a paper ticket or National Rail smartcard, your refund is transferred into your bank account. You need to create a contactless and Oyster account to claim a refund.
You must claim within 28 days of the delay.
Claim a refund online
If the delay happened in the last 28 days and you were delayed for 15 minutes or more:
National Rail smartcards
Choose 'paper ticket' as your ticket type if you use a National Rail smartcard and enter your full card number where asked to enter your ticket number.