Oyster Readers on Buses

Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)


What was the availability of Oyster readers on all buses since 2003? Can you provide a year-by-year and month-by-month breakdown?


Answer for Oyster Readers on Buses

Answer for Oyster Readers on Buses

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

A year-by-year or month-by-month breakdown is not available, although data shows that there is a very high level of availability of readers. Only between 1 ' 1.5% of Oyster Card readers are defective on any given day.

Defective Oyster card readers are repaired or replaced very quickly, and often on the same day the defect is reported. Our contractor has a continuous programme of improvements to equipment hardware and software, to increase the reliability of readers.