The press release from TfL outlining the extension of PAYG to Reading from Jan 2nd 2020 certainly raised a number of questions and talking points. I’m not going to cover discussion about zones and Oyster here, but rather concentrate on the cards which will and won’t be accepted. Nothing changes between London and West Drayton, so this list solely applies to people using stations between Iver and Reading inclusive, and only on TfL Rail services.
I’ve now had confirmation from TfL that the payment changes to auto topup have been postponed until next year. So all that’s currently happened is the raising of the threshold to £20. I’d still recommend always ensuring that you have plenty of funds available on the linked bank card and make sure the emails from … Read more