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Old January 24th 20, 12:49 AM posted to uk.transport.london
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Default Twirly cards on TfL buses

MissRiaElaine wrote:
On 23/01/2020 23:46, Recliner wrote:
Graham Harrison wrote:
On Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:31:38 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
wrote:

Roland Perry wrote:
Quick question: do we expect TfL bus smartcard pads to read
regionally-issued ENCTS cards?

Cambs buses read my Cambs-issued one.

As far as I'm aware, the pads don't read non-London cards. You show it to
the driver, who issues a receipt.

I was in London last week and showed my Somerset card to several bus
drivers. They all simply nodded - no receipt. I believe I saw them
touch a button on their ticket device but can't be sure.


Yes, I'm sure they touch a button, wasn't sure about the receipt.


When we were in Warrington last year I asked drivers on the local buses
if my Scottish card was valid, fully expecting that it wouldn't be, but
hey, nothing ventured, etc. Of the four buses we travelled on, two
accepted it without question, one ummed and ahhed a bit before letting
me on, only one driver refused it. So if there's a common company
policy, not everybody seems to know it.


It's not a company policy, but a UK-wide one: Scottish Twirly cards aren't
valid in England, and vice versa. So, only the last of your four drivers
was correct.