Transaction history of Paywave cards

Peter Tomlinson pwt at
Mon Dec 17 07:35:28 GMT 2012

Just arrived is this link to a good article, dated Dec 13:

And another, dated Dec 14, this time a strange article that makes 
incorrect use of the term NFC:

These links courtesy of Smartexpress, a free daily news service from 
Smartex Ltd.


On 16/12/2012 18:36, Roland Perry wrote:
> In article <50CDF7F7.5070907 at>, Peter Tomlinson 
> <pwt at> writes
>>> The vast majority of users have season tickets - are those storable 
>>> on  a Paywave card?
>> They will be stored in the back office - this is ticketless travel, 
>> which we all have to get our heads around...
> So when you buy a season ticket you'll have extra options like 
> "associate this with my Paywave card", as well as "load this onto my 
> ITSO", "load this onto my Oyster", and "print it on a bit of dead tree".
> The only extension I've seen any mention of is the "load this onto my 
> ITSO", which is apparently going to work [in London] late in 2013 at 
> the same time as the Paywave card is acceptable on all modes.
> Coincidence?
> And getting back to my original question, that I still feel I need an 
> answer to, how does a ticket inspector do his job in a regime of 
> ticketless travel?
>>>> 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
>>> Not currently, because they only accept UK-issued Paywave cards.
>> So next upgrade or three (in conjunction with MC and Visa) they will 
>> be accepting incoming cards...
> Speculation, or do you know this as a fact?

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