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London passengers overpay £184m for pricey travelcards – MSE News

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Over 37 million peak daily London travelcards were bought over the last five years, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal – even though they're ALWAYS more expensive than paying by Oyster card or contactless. Passengers have paid a whopping £184 million extra unnecessarily as a result – here's how to save on your London travel...
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'London passengers overpay £184m for pricey travelcards – here's how to avoid paying extra'
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  • miller
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    The majority of which has probably been refunded by the company they work for, due to antiquated methods for handing expenses which require paper receipts.
  • Andy_L
    Andy_L Posts: 12,860 Forumite
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    How many are visitors who therefore don't have an oyster and have concerns over contactless?
  • Mr_Singleton
    Mr_Singleton Posts: 1,891 Forumite
    edited 13 December 2019 at 8:28AM
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    miller wrote: »
    The majority of which has probably been refunded by the company they work for, due to antiquated methods for handing expenses which require paper receipts.

    What evidence do you have for this other than your personal experience of your dickensian employer?
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    Andy_L wrote: »
    How many are visitors who therefore don't have an oyster and have concerns over contactless?

    Just about every foreign tourist/colleague I know all know about Oyster. It's as London as Buckingham Palace.
  • Mr_Singleton
    Mr_Singleton Posts: 1,891 Forumite
    edited 13 December 2019 at 9:01AM
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    Paper tickets are "sellable" don't require a deposit or potentially all the hassle of a "by post" refund.

    TFL seems to be coining it in......poor mites :|

    Edit: standard TFL prices are some of the highest public transport fares on the planet to describe the punitive cash fares as 'pricey' is thus somewhat bazaar.
  • gt94sss2
    gt94sss2 Posts: 5,725 Forumite
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    More useful would have been a story comparing weekly/monthly/annual travel cards vs PAYG/contactless and helping people decide which is better value for people who live and work in London.
  • TadleyBaggie
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    I dispute the ALWAYS part of the headline. Basingstoke-Waterloo return with a travel card is only about £3.60 more than just a standard return.
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