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21.08.13

Paperless move for London Overground

Travelcards on London Overground will now be Oyster-only, TfL has announced.

Seven-day or longer Travelcards will no longer be sold as paper tickets at London Overground stations, “to improve convenience, security and flexibility”. Paper season tickets were withdrawn from London Underground in 2005. 

Daily Travelcards and point-to-point tickets will still be available in paper form, and existing paper season Travelcards will be accepted until they expire. 

Shashi Verma, TfL’s director of customer experience, said: “Oyster is already the ticket of choice for more than 85% of our customers and bringing all season Travelcards on to Oyster means more people will benefit from its security, flexibility and convenience. 

“Paper season Travelcards have not been available at Tube ticket offices for a number of years now and so it makes sense to bring London Overground into line with our operations on the rest of the network.” 

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at opinion@railtechnologymagazine.com 

Image c. TfL 

Comments

Ricp   24/08/2013 at 18:19

Me-Thinks London Overground forgets that is National Rail. Not London Underground. And it must offer the same range of tickets as any National Rail station. This one will have to go to both the ORR and London Travelwatch. THIS NETWORK IS NOT LONDON UNDERGROUND

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