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Bank cards and phones are no substitute for smartcards

Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
21 August 2015
Roger Sexton takes issue with Transport for Greater Manchester’s suggestion that public transport smartcards are becoming obsolete
Roger Sexton takes issue with Transport for Greater Manchester’s suggestion that public transport smartcards are becoming obsolete

 

I do not think that Roger Sexton and/or smartphones are a substitute for smartcard Oyster-style ‘ticketing’ (“‘Are smartcards obsolete?’ asks Transport for Greater Manchester, as ticket contract axed’ LTT 07 Aug).

A contactless payment card (I own one) is clearly useless for season tickets, whether point-to-point or (such as my Nottingham Kangaroo ticket) valid on public transport within a defined area.

Contactless payment cards will work for a short...

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