OYSTERCARDS - THE ONLY THREAD!

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Post by mullardo » 28 Apr 2011, 21:09

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Post by Edgemaster » 29 Apr 2011, 18:49

I should add to this thread - I did successfully manage to complete an R15 on an Oyster card, with merely one overcharge. Which was refunded by the nice man at South Kensington, who could see the absurdity of exit at Fulham Broadway followed by entry at Fulham Broadway 1 minute later being counted as a journey continuation. ;) (The Sainsbury's next to the station entrance is very useful for a quick lunch!)

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Post by Garion » 29 Apr 2011, 23:37

I bought an Oyster Card for my friend on Thursday and yes it was one of the limited edition wedding ones :) Although she wasn't exactly pleased to see them on it and hastily looked for something to cover it up... :lol:
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Post by Mitchell&BrownLook » 01 May 2011, 15:50

Assuming that this has gone successfully, I am led to believe that this won't be the first limited edition Oyster Card, however I know no more details.

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Post by greatkingrat » 01 May 2011, 18:49

It seems likely they would do something similar for the Olympics at least.
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Post by mullardo » 01 May 2011, 20:22

mullardo wrote:Question for people with better Oyster knowledge than me...

Say I traveled INSIDE the system all day only tapping in the once at the beggining of the day, at what point does my oyster stop being validated?
Bringing my previous question back up, I wasn't interested in the maximum journey times, I was wondering when the Oyster stops being phisically valid.

I.e ticket inspector comes round and checks oyster, its valid, moves on or it's not valid, bad.
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Post by Going Underground » 20 Aug 2011, 20:38

Is it possible to add credit to PAYG Oyster on line?
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Post by RichieG » 20 Aug 2011, 22:40

Going Underground wrote:Is it possible to add credit to PAYG Oyster on line?
Supposedly, it is...

However...

You have to tap in to a specified station in order for it to be added.

The first time I did it, nothing happened at all. Or at least, I don't think it did, but see the tale I am about to relate to you

The second time (which, if you're interested, was on the Z1 weekend), it did go on, but it didn't. Not straight away anyway - it went on three days after I tapped in, which meant that in order to actually use my Oyster Card that day I had to pay at a counter at the station (I could've used a machine, but was at a counter to ask why it hadn't gone on), using the same debit card, and it went on straight away.

So, yes it is possible to add credit to a PAYG Oyster Card online, but not worth it.
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Post by Garion » 22 Aug 2011, 01:33

I top up online all the time when I go to London. As long as I know where I will be entering the system, then it's fine. I've never had a problem with it.
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Post by hopeful traveller » 01 Nov 2011, 20:02

"Next time, why not top up online?"

Sorted.
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Post by RichieG » 02 Nov 2011, 10:50

Hopeful Traveller wrote:"Next time, why not top up online?"

Sorted.
I was about to retell my tale of woe regarding online topups, then realised that it was about two posts above... That's why I won't be topping up online again any time soon.
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Post by tubeguru » 02 Nov 2011, 11:38

As this thread has come to the top of the list again, I thought I'd paste in the very first post, from our erstwhile member Zeibura (he's still a "member"; he just doesn't post any more):

"by zeibura » 04 Sep 2005 08:23 pm

come on, who agrees with me here. oyster cards suck."

So, do they still "suck" after six years?
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Post by Sam » 02 Nov 2011, 11:51

Yes they do!! Apart from staff/staff nominee ones ;)
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Post by Going Underground » 02 Nov 2011, 11:52

Sam wrote:Yes they do!! Apart from staff/staff nominee ones ;)
Indeed for that brief few months it was bliss........
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Post by tubeguru » 02 Nov 2011, 11:55

Sam wrote:Yes they do!! Apart from staff/staff nominee ones ;)
Exactly - ours don't suck because we don't pay to use them. :roll:
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