A Harrow constituent has raised the following concerns about the plans for cashless buses, which I would appreciate a response to:
1. Bus users are being given just 4 weeks' notice. This is not adequate at all.
2. At the best of times it is easy for one to forget their oyster card, misplace it or for it to drop out. What will happen when such a situation arises?
3.It's going to mean numerous people being thrown off buses. These will undoubtedly include the elderly, frail and people with disabilities as its very easy to forget your oyster card one day or lose it. Do you think this is acceptable?
4.This means throwing vulnerable people off buses in atrocious weather or late at night subjecting people to unsafe conditions. How will the elderly get home if they lose card in the middle of nowhere?
5. It means people travelling to work will be even more at risk of being late on top of problems that exist through traffic congestions already.
6. Is it fair to force people to carry cards rather than have a choice of how you pay your bus fares?