Transport for London today issued a reminder to all holders of red Bus Saver tickets that they have just one month left to use existing tickets up. The tickets have been replaced by a new blue design as part of an ongoing anti-fraud operation.
According to TfL at least 10 per cent of the red Bus Saver tickets in circulation are “sophisticated counterfeits”.
Nick Owen, Acting Head of Bus Enforcement for TfL said the body had taken action “to prevent the exploitation of passengers from ticket fraudsters.”
Mr Owen reassured passengers that the new blue Bus Saver tickets “will work in exactly the same way as the old red tickets except they will have some clever anti-fraud measures designed to frustrate criminals.”
The new blue design of ticket has been on sale since 2 April.