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Robin May October 3rd 03 05:04 PM

Oyster options at ticket machines.
 
No one has commented on this yet so I thought I would.

I noticed today that ticket machines that previously didn't are now
offering the option to top up pre-pay ostercards and to buy new (rather
than renew old) monthly and weekly travelcards and bus passes).

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David Walters October 3rd 03 06:28 PM

Oyster options at ticket machines.
 
On 3 Oct 2003 17:04:48 GMT, Robin May wrote:
I noticed today that ticket machines that previously didn't are now
offering the option to top up pre-pay ostercards and to buy new (rather
than renew old) monthly and weekly travelcards and bus passes).


The buy new has been there for a little while but the top up pre-pay
is certainly new!

Does anyone know if the gates know about pre-pay yet? I'm tempted
to see if an OysterCard with some credit on will open a gate my
pass won't next time I get the chance.

David

Barry Salter October 4th 03 01:57 AM

Oyster options at ticket machines.
 
On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 19:28:14 +0100, David Walters
wrote:

On 3 Oct 2003 17:04:48 GMT, Robin May wrote:
I noticed today that ticket machines that previously didn't are now
offering the option to top up pre-pay ostercards and to buy new (rather
than renew old) monthly and weekly travelcards and bus passes).


The buy new has been there for a little while but the top up pre-pay
is certainly new!


Seen at Leyton on Friday as well, and I duly topped up with a fiver (on
top of my existing monthly). Guessing it was introduced on the quiet,
either on the 28th of September (timetable change day for National Rail)
or the 1st of October.

Does anyone know if the gates know about pre-pay yet? I'm tempted
to see if an OysterCard with some credit on will open a gate my
pass won't next time I get the chance.


Not got a clue at present...Dunno if staff have been briefed on it yet
either.

Cya,

Barry

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Steve Peake October 4th 03 09:25 PM

Oyster options at ticket machines.
 
On 3 Oct 2003 17:04:48 GMT, Robin May wrote:

No one has commented on this yet so I thought I would.

I noticed today that ticket machines that previously didn't are now
offering the option to top up pre-pay ostercards and to buy new (rather
than renew old) monthly and weekly travelcards and bus passes).


Of course thats if you can find a station that will deal with Oyster cards.
SWT seems to have been asleep at the wheel as normal, and not a single
station in west london can load new tickets on, Feltham told me to go to
Richmond, Richmond told me to go to a Tube Station.

It seems this system was introduced at least 6 months too early.

Steve

Martin Summerfield October 5th 03 04:07 PM

Oyster options at ticket machines.
 
In message , Steve Peake
writes
On 3 Oct 2003 17:04:48 GMT, Robin May wrote:

No one has commented on this yet so I thought I would.

I noticed today that ticket machines that previously didn't are now
offering the option to top up pre-pay ostercards and to buy new (rather
than renew old) monthly and weekly travelcards and bus passes).


Of course thats if you can find a station that will deal with Oyster cards.
SWT seems to have been asleep at the wheel as normal, and not a single
station in west london can load new tickets on, Feltham told me to go to
Richmond, Richmond told me to go to a Tube Station.

It seems this system was introduced at least 6 months too early.

Steve


As SWT rent APTIS from Sema and the machines are maintained by CTS - who
also provide the LUL's system, I would think the delay in TOC stations
issuing Oyster cards not SWT's fault.
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Martin Summerfield


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