24/02/2021 at 09:48 #808
A big thank you for this site, it’s been a lifesaver over the years!
My question is regarding the 60+ Photocard. Free travel is now only permitted after 9am on TFL, so I assume that I will need to carry two Oyster cards, my PAYG Oyster for my morning commute to work (before 9am) and my 60+ Oyster photocard for the evening journey home.
Is this correct?24/02/2021 at 11:17 #809
Yes, that’s right. You can’t put anything else on a 60+ Oyster so you’ll need a normal one for pre-9am travel.24/02/2021 at 11:36 #810
Thank you Mike, much appreciated.
I’ll use the PAYE Oyster app on my ‘phone and tap in with the 60+ card keeping them separate.24/02/2021 at 15:01 #811
I’m not sure if it’s the way I’m reading it or not, but that doesn’t quite read right.
In the morning you’ll need to use either a normal blue Oyster card or a contactless payment card/device*. If it’s an Oyster card then you can top up via the app. Don’t touch in using the 60+ Oyster card in the morning.
* Unless you have a disabled railcard which discounts peak fares you’ll be paying full price adult fares, so using contactless will charge the same fares.24/02/2021 at 15:18 #813
I’ll use my PAYG Oyster in the morning. I do indeed have a disabled railcard attached. That card is on the TFL Oyster app and uses NFC to touch in and out.
For the evening journey home and weekends, I’ll use the physical 60+ Oyster photocard. Hope that makes more sense!25/02/2021 at 02:18 #814
Yes, that does make sense now.
I might even try experimenting with the NFC on my phone with the app, as it seems like I’m missing a trick.26/02/2021 at 18:47 #816MATTHEW DICKINSONParticipant
I’m pretty sure the TfL Oyster app has no NFC functionality.
Cubic have just started trialling an app based card in Sydney.26/02/2021 at 19:02 #817
Yes you’re right Matthew. I’ll have to carry two Oyster cards, until nfc is incorporated into the tfl app. Thank you. What a faff!28/02/2021 at 14:27 #819Martin PhillpParticipant
There has to be a point where railcards and B&T photocards can be linked into using contactless or Google/Apple Pay.
It’d save a lot of faffing about every time trying to get my card added every time it needs renewing.28/02/2021 at 14:57 #820
Especially as most concession pass times have been curtailed. It’s more than likely they’ll not be re-introduced. This wasn’t an issue before the pandemic of course.28/02/2021 at 16:42 #821Miles ThomasParticipant
I wonder if citymapper will get onto the case of making the two card shuffle simple using their app which can do NFC (with permission / engagement from TfL).
Citymapper could also ask for permission for qualifying users of their pass card to have qualifying travel refunded to citymspper (their pass card is really just a contactless MasterCard and city mapper passes through some charged but not others depending on pass tier..from none/suspended through to multiple zones weekly plus bike/taxi)28/02/2021 at 17:09 #822MATTHEW DICKINSONParticipant
I think any deal with Citymapper is very unlikely. The solution in the West Midlands is to add PAYG credit to the card.28/02/2021 at 17:44 #823
You can only begin to think about adding PAYG credit to either a 60+ Oyster or Freedom Pass when the times of operation are co-ordinated. Even with the am-peak restrictions because of the pandemic it is still 0900 for TfL services and 0930 for most NR services.
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