Crossrail Paddington to Reading

Is Crossrail service to Reading going to be accepted TFL Freedom Pass zone ?

Only as far as West Drayton, and only after 9:30am M-F

In the same way that don’t get free travel to Gatwick Airport.

There is an FOI about this here -

“Freedom Pass availability at stations on the line to Reading, which will not be served until December 2019, will be determined in conjunction with the London Boroughs, who manage and fund the Freedom Pass scheme, and an announcement made closer to the opening date.”

The discussion here - - suggest that the wording of the 1999 Greater London Act comes down to the meaning of the words ‘in the vicinity of’ in Section 240 (3)