Oyster pay as you go airport extension
“This Assembly welcomes the fact that Govia Thameslink Railway aims to extend Oyster Pay As You Go (PAYG), in partnership with TfL and other TOCs, to London Gatwick & London Luton Airports.
This Assembly notes that passengers at London Gatwick Airport and London Luton Airport will join passengers at London Heathrow Airport and London City Airport in being able to use an Oyster card or a Contactless Payment Card if they plan to visit London.
This Assembly believes that the passengers at London Stansted Airport and the passengers at London Southend Airport will welcome the same opportunities to use an Oyster card or a Contactless Payment Card if they plan to travel to London.
This Assembly further notes that both airports are within the East Anglia franchise and that the consultation on the new franchise period will begin next year.
This Assembly therefore urges the Mayor to write to the Department for Transport, London Stansted Airport, London Southend Airport and Transport for London to urge them to work together to include extending Oyster to both airports as part of the new franchise.”