St Pancras charity Oyster card collection

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2253
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Since 2008 or when the collection began, whichever is earlier, please state the number of cards donated how much this box has raised for charity? Can you confirm that TfL also donates the Oyster card deposit to charity as well as any unused balance?

Answer

Answer for St Pancras charity Oyster card collection

Answer for St Pancras charity Oyster card collection

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since 2008, a total of 2,826 cards have been deposited at King's Cross St Pancras. From these, £8,222.87 has been donated to charity. This figure includes both the deposit and the remaining Pay As You Go (PAYG) credit.

The average donation per card is £2.90, but it should be noted that older cards and Visitor cards do not have deposits, and that some cards have a zero PAYG balance when donated.