Oyster Cards

Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Damian Hockney
One London Party
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)


How far have plans progressed for the use of top-up fares on Oyster cards at London overground railway stations?


Answer for Oyster Cards

Answer for Oyster Cards

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

The TfL managed portions of London Overground will accept Oyster pay as you go (PAYG) fares from the first date of their operation. For the North London Railway this will be in November next year and for the East London Line when the extended line opens in 2010. The gates and validators for the North London Railway are currently being procured and will be installed next year.

Transport for London has also made an offer to train operating companies (TOCs) to pay for hardware and software to allow Oyster PAYG acceptance at all national rail stations within the GLA boundary. A written offer to TOCs went out on 22 November and TOCs have been given until 31 January 2007 to respond.