Friday, March 4, 2011

London’s Transport System to Become a World Leader in Ticketing Technology

Transport for London – the government organisation responsible for London’s transport system – has announced that the city is to introduce a revolutionary ticketing system just in time for the 2012 Olympics.
At present, London’s public transport system is accesible via two systems. Tickets can be bought when required, or an Oyster card – essentially a charge card specifically for the London transport network – can be used.  There are many advantages to the Oyster card. Tickets are considerably cheaper, queues are shorter, and public transport moves more swiftly. Public transport users simply touch their Oyster card to a card reader and the appropriate amount of money is deducted from the card – no more purchasing tickets from bus drivers, and wasted time caused by travellers rummaging for change is reduced considerably. The cards can be topped up in varying amounts either at stations, online, or can have automatic top-up enabled.

Oyster Card, by Singaporean in London
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