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Minimum Oyster card top-up halved to £10 from £20
Minimum Oyster card top-up halved to £10 from £20

Minimum Oyster card top-up halved to £10 from £20

The minimum automatic top-up allowed on a pay as you go Oyster card has been halved to £10 from the minimum of £20 that used to apply.

Apr
04
You can donate your unused Oyster credit to children’s charity
You can donate your unused Oyster credit to children’s charity

You can donate your unused Oyster credit to children’s charity

It's Rail Aid month, and there's a reminder that if you have an old Oyster card knocking around, you can donate the unused credit to the Railway Children charity, which supports at risk children in India, East Africa and the UK.

Nov
24
2021
No need to buy weekly travelcards from next week
No need to buy weekly travelcards from next week

No need to buy weekly travelcards from next week

People who currently buy a weekly travelcard will no longer need to do so from next week as TfL is introducing a weekly price-cap on Oyster pay-as-you-go fares for rail and tube travel.

Sep
24
2021
TfL forcing all Oyster card users to reset their passwords
TfL forcing all Oyster card users to reset their passwords

TfL forcing all Oyster card users to reset their passwords

Following reported instances of a number of accounts being accessed maliciously earlier this year, all Oyster and contactless customers are being required to reset their website account passwords.

Nov
28
2019
TfL’s unclickable Oysters
TfL’s unclickable Oysters

TfL’s unclickable Oysters

Like many people I get an email from TfL each month letting me know my Oyster card will expire soon and I need to go to their website to renew it. If only it was that simple.

Oct
02
2019
TfL’s Oyster Card stretches into Hertfordshire
TfL’s Oyster Card stretches into Hertfordshire

TfL’s Oyster Card stretches into Hertfordshire

Travelling using Pay as you go with Contactless and Oyster arrived at Hertford North, Bayford and Cuffley stations on the Great Northern line this week

Apr
02
2019
Today marks 15 years of Oysters on the London Underground
Today marks 15 years of Oysters on the London Underground

Today marks 15 years of Oysters on the London Underground

On the 30th June 2003, London Underground introduced the notion of tapping in and tapping out - the Oyster Card had arrived.

Jun
30
2018
Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway
Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

Limited edition Oyster card holders giveaway

On Monday morning, there will be a chance to get a limited-edition Oyster card holder, with the cover designed by the artist, Marc Camille Chaimowicz.

Dec
09
2017
TfL speeds up Oyster Card ticket collection
TfL speeds up Oyster Card ticket collection

TfL speeds up Oyster Card ticket collection

Following an upgrade that was rolled out yesterday afternoon, you can now top up an Oyster card and collect the credit from any bus, as well as at any Tube or rail station within London.

Oct
26
2017
Faster top-ups on Oyster Cards
Faster top-ups on Oyster Cards

Faster top-ups on Oyster Cards

Applying a monthly Oyster card this morning, and by the time I had got to work, an email was waiting to let me know my card had been updated.

Jul
19
2017
How to save on your tube commute costs
How to save on your tube commute costs

How to save on your tube commute costs

There is a way, if you can adjust your working patterns, to typically save several hundred quid per year in your cost of commuting to work.

Jan
02
2017
Second anniversary of London’s contactless revolution
Second anniversary of London’s contactless revolution

Second anniversary of London’s contactless revolution

Today marks the second anniversary of the latest in a long line of payment revolutions on London's Transport, but this is one that snuck out with an almost overlooked level of publicity.

Sep
16
2016
Le Morte d’Oyster
Le Morte d’Oyster

Le Morte d’Oyster

The oyster card holder has died. Over a decade of service and its time has come to an end. Two halves joined by flexible plastic that were slowly rent asunder by use beyond its design.

Aug
07
2016

Oysters on the Thames

The Thames river bus service, The Thames Clipper – which zooms past my flat on a very regular basis – has announced that it is to start accepting Oyster PrePay cards from November. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/11479.aspx Still to be confirmed is whether

Apr
06
2009

Hacking the Oyster Card

It seems that the RFID chip used in London Underground’s Oyster Card – supplied by former Philips subsidiary, NXP Semiconductor – has been hacked by researchers at the University of Virginia. The researchers were testing the claims in a report

Mar
10
2008