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Oyster card turns twenty

Transport for London has been celebrating two decades of the iconic Oyster card.

Michael Roberts, Chief Executive for London TravelWatch, said:

The Oyster card has become as synonymous with travel in London as the black cab or red bus. And twenty years on, although Contactless payment is becoming ever-more popular, many Londoners still rely on their trusty Oyster card.

Oyster cards help people manage their finances as they can budget how much they top up and they enable railcards to be linked to them, often offering handy discounts. We look forward to working with TfL to make sure the Oyster card continues to work for Londoners.