Management of the capital’s Oyster card system is to pass to a new contractor with Transport for London taking ownership of the Oyster brand in a deal which TfL says will deliver “significant” savings for London.
Boris Johnson has announced a raft of fare increases which will see a single Oyster Pay as You Go bus trip increase to 90p plus higher costs for bus passes and season tickets. Overall fares will increase by six per cent in 2009.
Catching a number 12 bus from the Elephant and Castle yesterday I witnessed what can only be described as a series of raids by ticket inspectors, accompanied by florescent clad PSCOs and Police.
Boris Johnson has terminated Transport for London’s £100m a year contract with TranSys, the company which operates the capital’s Oyster card.
Plans for the Crossrail project took a major step forward this week when the when the enabling legislation completed its Parliamentary process and received Royal Assent on Tuesday night.