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The Newsagent where I normally buy my monthly bus pass has told me that
in future I must buy it on Oyster. I don't see any mention of this on
the TfL website. Does anyone know any more?

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I'm pretty sure that's the overall intention. Do you have a problem with
Oyster?


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The Newsagent where I normally buy my monthly bus pass has told me that
in future I must buy it on Oyster. I don't see any mention of this on
the TfL website. Does anyone know any more?

John Haines



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The Newsagent where I normally buy my monthly bus pass has told me that
in future I must buy it on Oyster. I don't see any mention of this on
the TfL website. Does anyone know any more?

John Haines


Chris wrote:

I'm pretty sure that's the overall intention. Do you have a problem with
Oyster?


LOL... I can imagine Ken saying that to the TOCs before asking them if
they want to take it outside.

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I'm pretty sure that's the overall intention. Do you have a problem with
Oyster?


like it (appearing to be) completely useless for the
twice a year traveller perhaps

tim



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I'm pretty sure that's the overall intention. Do you have a
problem with Oyster?


like it (appearing to be) completely useless for the
twice a year traveller perhaps


Oh well, obviously TfL didn't design oyster around people who only
travel twice a year. I can't say I blame them!

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I'm pretty sure that's the overall intention. Do you have a
problem with Oyster?


like it (appearing to be) completely useless for the
twice a year traveller perhaps


Oh well, obviously TfL didn't design oyster around people who only
travel twice a year. I can't say I blame them!


But you can't completely disenfranchise them. Especially in a
town with a large number of tourists, you have to design a system
that works for them as well.

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But you can't completely disenfranchise them. Especially in a
town with a large number of tourists, you have to design a system
that works for them as well.


We have that. One day travelcards, one day bus passes, single tickets,
carnet. It's not as if they have no method of using TfL services!

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But you can't completely disenfranchise them. Especially in a
town with a large number of tourists, you have to design a system
that works for them as well.


We have that. One day travelcards, one day bus passes, single tickets,
carnet. It's not as if they have no method of using TfL services!


But if you look at the title of the thread and go back to the
orignal question you see that it asks if ODBPs are only to
be issued via Oyster in future and it is this ticket type that I
am commenting upon.

Tim


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But you can't completely disenfranchise them. Especially in a
town with a large number of tourists, you have to design a
system that works for them as well.


We have that. One day travelcards, one day bus passes, single
tickets, carnet. It's not as if they have no method of using TfL
services!


But if you look at the title of the thread and go back to the
orignal question you see that it asks if ODBPs are only to
be issued via Oyster in future and it is this ticket type that I
am commenting upon.


No, it asks if monthly bus passes are only to be issued via oyster. I
don't see how this in any way inconveniences the traveller. One day bus
passes are still available on paper. In fact, I understand that they
are *only* available on paper.

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"tim" wrote...


But if you look at the title of the thread and go back to the
orignal question you see that it asks if ODBPs are only to
be issued via Oyster in future


Actually, no. It asks if *monthly* bus passes are to be issued by Oyster in
future. No mention of ODBPs at all.


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Subject: Are paper Bus Passes being abolished?


The Newsagent where I normally buy my monthly bus pass has told me that
in future I must buy it on Oyster. I don't see any mention of this on
the TfL website. Does anyone know any more?

John Haines





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