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Regular news: Issue 598 11 Jun 2012

Hendy presses for Oyster roll-out beyond London

Differences between the Government and Transport for London over ‘smart’ ticketing strategy were highlighted by the capital’s transport commissioner Peter Hendy. 

The source of the tension is the fact that TfL’s current Oyster ticketing is incompatible with the DfT’s ITSO specification for ‘smart’ ticketing.

“We’ve been pressing DfT very strongly to allow the train operating companies to put in the franchises the extension of Oyster...

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