‘One More Journey’ early
TfL has introduced the ‘One More Journey’ facility for its Oyster cards one month early following a successful trial on around 500 buses operating on 60 routes in the capital. The development is intended to support the move to cash free bus travel, which is being introduced across the capital’s bus network from 6 July. The new feature is available to any passenger who presents an Oyster card for travel that has a positive balance but insufficient credit to pay for their bus journey. Since the trial started, around 1,500 passengers a day have benefited from the added convenience this facility gives. Oyster ‘One More Journey’ is one of a number of initiatives being introduced to ensure there is a smooth and trouble free transition for customers to cash free bus travel.
TfL Director of Buses, Mike Weston, said, ‘During our trial over 77,000 journeys were enabled because of Oyster ‘One More Journey’ with positive feedback received from both passengers and bus drivers. Introducing this facility is the first of many steps we are taking to ensure a smooth transition to cash free bus travel from 6 July when passengers will benefit from quicker boarding and the guarantee of always paying the cheapest fare for their journey by paying with an Oyster or contactless payment card.’