28 Sep '12, 3pm

Will smart tickets, like London's Oyster Card, guarantee cheaper tickets for passengers?

28 September 2012: last Tuesday Transport Minister Norman Baker set out his plans to develop a smart ticketing system which be used across underground, trains and buses. A new smart ticketing scheme, similar to London's Oyster card, would help to cultivate a joined up public transport system that allows passengers to make easy and practical door to door journeys by sustainable transport. Norman Baker also wants smart ticketing to guarantee that passengers get the lowest possible fare. But will it? How many times have many of us been charged for the "longest possible journey fare" just because when we swiped our Oyster card the system did not register it? As many London stations keep their gates open, it is difficult to find out where or when or why we have been overcharged. In my own personal experience, when the smart card fails, there has been always a station staff memb...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/smartticketing/nor...

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