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Rail News Lead Story: Issue 304 9 Feb 2007

Truce in mayor’s Oyster battle as train operators fall into line

By Robert Jack

after accusing train operators of dragging their heels, London mayor Ken Livingstone

has welcomed their outline agreement to accept Oyster Pay As You Go smart card

ticketing on their services.

Last May Livingstone offered operators funding of £20m to help cover the costs of installing the equipment needed to accept PAYG, but some operators are wary of the

financial impact of accepting PAYG.

However, one by one the majority of London’s operators announced their intention to sign...

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