London Underground bosses have vowed to “keep London moving” despite strike action by members of the RMT and TSSA unions set to start at 7pm on Tuesday over plans to reduce opening hours at ticket offices, a move Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Transport for London say is needed because of the success of Oyster has seen a decline in the demand for the offices.
From Sunday (6th September 2009) Oyster pay as you go passengers on certain routes will need to ‘touch in’ mid journey when they change between services. Transport for London say the changes are part of an upgrade that will enable the roll out of pay as you go on National Rail services in London from January 2010.
Transport users in London who purchase Oyster season tickets from 17th May will face a £3 deposit as Transport for London seeks to reduce the environmental and administrative costs of replacing over a million lost and discarded cards each year.
Liberal Democrat politicians in London are calling on Mayor of London Boris Johnson to introduce a new one hour bus ticket that would allow passengers to change buses without paying a new fare.
Stansted Express has become the latest outlet for Visitor Oyster Cards. Under a deal announced today, visitors to the capital will able to buy a card pre-loaded with £10 when they purchase their train tickets at Stansted, allowing direct access to the Tube and bus network as soon as they arrive in London.