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Re: How to Take the Bus
« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2012, 08:39:53 PM »
Timetables, maps, routes, etc for First Bus in Glasgow (to whom it may concern  :) )-

http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/glasgow/


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Re: How to Take the Bus
« Reply #61 on: July 08, 2014, 02:02:12 PM »
Just thought I'd update this thread with a notice about London buses.  London buses are now cash-free.  You can no longer use cash at all to buy tickets on London buses.  Details are here:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/cash-free-buses?intcmp=17374

You can pay with an Oyster card, a travelcard, or a UK-issued "contactless" card which most banks now issue and allow you to pay for items less than £15 without entering a PIN.


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Re: How to Take the Bus
« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2014, 04:40:19 PM »
Thanks for the update, Edenlynn.
I am coming down to London next month, and would have been surprised by this!


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Re: How to Take the Bus
« Reply #63 on: July 08, 2014, 06:53:51 PM »
I still think that this will end up creating chaos considering how many tourists won't have oyster cards or contactless cards.
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Re: How to Take the Bus
« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2014, 01:10:55 PM »
I agree CoV that it's a backwards move!   :-\\\\
I think TFL's reasoning is that so many visitors buy a travelcard, and many travel agents now sell "visitor oyster cards" when booking tickets to London (and some apparently include a visitor oyster card as a sweetener), most will already be covered.

But I can see a lot of people being caught out by this, especially at night when the nearest tube station might be closed.  Want a night bus but no oyster or travelcard?  Tough luck!


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Re: How to Take the Bus
« Reply #65 on: July 11, 2014, 09:18:51 PM »
I agree CoV that it's a backwards move!   :-\\\\
I think TFL's reasoning is that so many visitors buy a travelcard, and many travel agents now sell "visitor oyster cards" when booking tickets to London (and some apparently include a visitor oyster card as a sweetener), most will already be covered.

But I can see a lot of people being caught out by this, especially at night when the nearest tube station might be closed.  Want a night bus but no oyster or travelcard?  Tough luck!


Very true, there are going to be a lot of disgruntled late night revellers who can't get back to their residences, from students to tourists.
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