Weekly cap on Oyster pay as you go

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4197
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In a letter you sent me, dated the 31st July 2013, and with the reference number MGLA260613 - 9919 you stated "If existing Oyster pay as you go users would like access to weekly prices but do not want to use, or do not have access to, contactless payment cards, then they can continue to use their Oyster cards and buy a 7-day bus or Travelcard until we introduce weekly capping on Oyster pay as you go in 2015." Can you provide an exact date in 2015 when a weekly cap on Oyster pay as you go will commence.

Answer

Answer for Weekly cap on Oyster pay as you go

Answer for Weekly cap on Oyster pay as you go

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is reviewing exactly when weekly capping on Oyster can be provided.  We will publish the timetable for this once that review has been completed.

In the meantime, the changes to the one day caps in January 2015 will ensure that Oyster users are capped at levels much closer to the costs of a 7 Day Travelcard.