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Excellent

Convenience and cash savings

None, so long as you remember it's cash

If you live in London you won't need telling about the Oyster Card, you almost certainly have one. If you don't live in London, but visit on a regular basis or might be planning a holiday taking in the capital, it might not be something you've thought about. I only discovered by accident that you...

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“A Credit Card Oyster”

published 28/02/2012

Convenient, Ease Of Use

Exagerated Prices

Working in central London is means that the Oyster card is a neccessity for myself and the many thousands of others that also rely on the underground to get to and from work. Oyster cards were launched back in 2003 and there are two main uses for it. The first is that the prices on Oyster cards...

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Convenient, cashless travel, discounted rates stil...

Having Ken know where I go, not yet universal acro...

I'd held off from buying a London Oyster card for several reasons, not the least of which is that I thought they were only for season ticket use, and as my need to use London's buses and Underground trains was minimal, say, three of four times a month, this ruled me out, or so I imagined. True...

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Excellent

“Cashless and convenient”

published 01/08/2009

Cashless and convenient

Non-identifiable to you - if you lose it with £90 ...

I got my Oyster card last year before going on a day trip to London, to be honest I cannot recall how I found out about the oyster card - I assume it was going on the transport for london website to find out about tube maps or all day travel cards. I do recall I bought the Oyster card off the...

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Excellent

“The World is your Oyster”

published 27/02/2009

Great, handy

Doesn't always swipe first time

Travelling in London I, like millions of other people travel to and around London every week day for work and so have found the Oyster Card an invaluable tool to help me in my journey. What exactly is an Oyster Card? An oyster card is basically a credit card sized card ticket which has an amount...

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Excellent

“Oyster Card”

published 26/07/2009

Convenient

You could lose it!

We Londoners are insistent people. We want cheap travel to anywhere in one of the biggest cities in the world. We want it regularly, without delays and seven days a week…if possible. Not too much to ask then…oh and we want a convenient travel card rather than paying with cash for each individual...

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Read Opp

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This was ex Mayor Ken Livingstones idea or in part at having a ticketless travel system which saw Oyster Cards introduced a few years ago. Now Sad Ken is no longer around Boris Johnson still has these in place. The main idea behind the Oyster cards I feel was to reduce queue waiting times as well...

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“Fancy an Oyster?”

published 21/09/2006

Cheapest mode of travel in London

Big brother, not good for tourists.

What is an Oyster card? Basically it is a London travel card enabling the traveller to get around London without constantly buying tickets for the different modes of transport available. It can be likened to a credit card; however the difference being, you pay up front and charge the card before...

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Excellent

Put as much or as little money on it as you like

Can sometimes play up and the ticket barriers can ...

I was one of the first people to have an Oyster card with a season ticket on it when they first came out. **WHAT IS AN OYSTER CARD?** Oyster is basically a "smartcard". You can put your Travelcard or Bus Pass season ticket on it, add money to pay as you go or have a combination of both, so if you...

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Good

“OYSTER SMART CARD”

published 15/06/2007

Savings can be made

Requires personal information to be recorded,

I bought my annual season ticket from Oyster card this week. There was a huge saving in what I was spending on weekly oyster tickets, 2 months free travel. The process was quick and simple. I paid £600 cash for a zone 2&3 annual ticket at an train station. It took about 5 minutes. But Oyster has...

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Excellent

“Oyster Card for Students”

published 21/04/2007

Good value for money, Easier to travel with

None I can think of

When I arrived in London to begin my studies, I was given a form to fill and send to Transport for London (TFL) to obtain a student oyster card. Obviously, at this point I had no idea what they were talking about. It was a Monday, I filled the form attached the passport photograph and enclosed a...

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“The smarter way to travel”

published 31/07/2009

Quick and easy to use

Don't forget to tap in and out or be charges for a...

The Oyster Card available for use on the London Underground Network and on many lines into London has changed the way I travel...I now consider myself a 'smart' traveller. Why do I say this? Well as a commuter, I used to hate having to queue for a paper ticket, that I would invariably lose, rip...

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Super

online registration and recharge, less costly than...

can struck you sometimes, theft issues

Oyster card is one of best travel companion in London. We bought oyster card on second day of our arrival. Main advantage is when you plan your journey carefully it will be lot cheaper. Transport for London has challanged that oyster is always cheaper than single or return fares in London...

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Excellent

published 15/12/2008

You can buy trvalecards 30 days in advance for monthly, which helps because they are going to raise the prices, also you can buy month ly travelcards up to a year for student oysters, which i did not know until half way through my final year!! annoying!!

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Excellent

“Cash vs Oyster Card”

published 25/03/2009

Easy to use.

Some cards just stop working.

Launched in 2003, the oyster card is basically an electronic card which can be used in place of paper tickets for use on public transport. Initially, I was very suspicious of the oyster card system. I had my doubts as to whether it would actually work properly and whether it would be a flash in...

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