The DfT have announced that they have concluded a deal with SWT that will see the operator sell Oyster services from May 2011. The money to furnish the necessary changes will come from the funds SWT are required to commit towards station improvements. SWT currently stand as the only London operator not to offer Oyster products (except at Wimbledon and Richmond) and have, historically, been seen by many as one of the major opponents of the smartcard scheme. Sources suggest that they were one of ...
[Below are the noteworthy extractions from the Commissioner’s Report – MWM] DLR: Three-Car Capacity Enhancement Project DLR operated its first three-car train in public service on 22 February, with the official launch by Kulveer Ranger on behalf of the Mayor a day later. A number of three-car trains are now running on the Bank-Lewisham line, DLR’s busiest line. A full three-car service on the line will be achieved by April, and three-car trains will be rolled out across the rest of ...
TfL have reworked the Fares and Ticketing section of their website. The general layout and structuring has been reworked and a new single fare finder. Most importantly, at least for those mourning the loss of the Fares Book, we now have a complete set of Fare Tables on the site. The fares section of the TfL site has been increasingly in need of a refresh – especially given the growth of Oyster (including its extension to National Rail) and the tweaks to fares and off-peak rules in recent ...
With snow dominating much of the transport-related headlines, it is easy to forget that London is now ten days into arguably the largest expansion of the Oyster ticketing system since it first launched. As a result, it is probably worth taking a quick look at what appears to be the situation so far. A Far-flung Infrastructure In infrastructure terms, the launch of Oyster PAYG on National Rail appears to have gone relatively smoothly. TfL indicate that overall they were satisfied with the ...
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