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01.07.13

Oyster celebrates ten years of smarter travel

London’s smartcard celebrated its tenth anniversary yesterday.

Since 30 June 2003, around 60 million Oyster cards have been issued and over 85% of all rail travel in London is paid for in this way.

Over the past ten years, TfL has also introduced daily price capping on Oyster, expanded the acceptance of the card and created Online Accounts to help passengers manage their journeys more easily.

TfL also plans to extend the use of contactless debit and credit cards to pay for travel.

Shashi Verma, TfL’s director of customer experience, said: “We know that our customers love the convenience of Oyster, and we are immensely proud to celebrate its decade serving London. We are looking forward to extending the added convenience of contactless payments as an option for our rail customers.”

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