Transaction history of Paywave cards

Peter Tomlinson pwt at
Sun Dec 16 08:28:48 GMT 2012

On 16/12/2012 07:56, Roland Perry wrote:

"...the Paywave scheme on TfL is aimed largely at tourists (because 
UK-based regulars will have season tickets or Oysters)"

Now I don't speak for TfL, nor am I in any way connected with the 
project, but even so I cannot disagree more. The entire thrust of the 
project in things that I see and hear is simplicity for the vast 
majority of users, together with cost reduction for TfL. There may of 
course be a risk of loss of loyalty to the Oyster brand as existing 
users convert to using bank cards, but no matter: as I indicated 
earlier, the aim is to facilitate the movement of people round London. 
Visitors to the country who bring full fat bank cards should have no 
problem using them on London's public transport - no need any more to 
buy an Oyster.

A possible unintended consequence will be that uninformed people here in 
Bristol will be less likely to demand that we have Oyster here - there 
just isn't the public money to do what they really want, which is 
cheaper (i.e. subsidised) travel by public transport.


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