River Transport

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-10-15
Session date: 
October 15, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2314
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In September you stated that you would like river travel to be included in the Oystercard scheme. Could you state when this will happen?

Answer

Answer for River Transport

Answer for River Transport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL anticipates that new technology will enable smartcard ticketing on the river during 2009, subject to ongoing discussions with river boat operators. A workshop with operators has been arranged to explore the possibility of one or more river operators being a pilot for TfL's future ticketing solutions. In the shorter term I have committed to getting Oyster Pay As You Go on the river and there is the possibility of using some existing surplus equipment to accept Oyster Pay As You Go on boats. There are risks and potential limitations in adapting existing equipment and systems for use on the river. We are in discussions about this at present.