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FLY WITH THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG on the EMIRATES AIR LINE - £8.40 Adults/£5.00 Children

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oin The Snowman™ and The Snowdog on the Emirates Air Line London's cable car brings you a magical flying experience this festive season, in partnership with Snowman Enterprises Ltd. Between 26 Novemb…
Mars80 Avatar3d, 18h agoFound 3 days, 18 hours ago11 Comments
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They're not running it this year but are doing festive music and lots going on beside The O2. Cheap and great fun for all the family.
I'll cancel the post then. Sorry guys :(
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sheldococo
anneka16
I've just spoken to them and they are unaware of anything that is running this year? Anymore info
Sounds like last years offer? i.e. started 26th Nov 2015 through to 4th Jan 2016
Between 26 November and 4 January 2016you can soar above the Thames in a 'flight' with The Snowman and The Snowdog.
It'll have melted by now then, so you'll have to settle for standing in a puddle. :)
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I've just spoken to them and they are unaware of anything that is running this year? Anymore info

Sounds like last years offer? i.e. started 26th Nov 2015 through to 4th Jan 2016

Between 26 November and 4 January 2016you can soar above the Thames in a 'flight' with The Snowman and The Snowdog.
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Free second journey on london bus - From £1.50

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If you do not frequently travel by bus, you may be interested to know that the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has launched the new Hopper fare.  When you use a contactless payment or Oyster card to pay as you
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what's the furthest you can go, do you reckon
urinthematrix
Hmmmm might not be good for long journey eg if I use bus 25 from Ilford and want to get off at Oxford circus to hop on to another bus then this would have been more than 60minutes anyway. .. hmmmm I wonder if there is a way around it?
Have some heat for heads up

You'd just pay two fares as now so nothing lost.
A good idea, they've had similar schemes in some American cities for years, glad its finally appeared over here.
Thanks for the heads up, have some heat.

Edited By: Delbert Grady on Sep 12, 2016 18:26
It's a deal, not a freebie, as you have to buy a ticket.
Hmmmm might not be good for long journey eg if I use bus 25 from Ilford and want to get off at Oxford circus to hop on to another bus then this would have been more than 60minutes anyway. .. hmmmm I wonder if there is a way around it?
Have some heat for heads up
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Around £220 Million lying around on Oyster cards - Claim your money back!

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Check yours and post in comments :) I've got 4 of the damn things (usually forget it) and with £5 on each one minimum (what you pay for one at the machine/kiosk) plus whatever value you have on the…
goonertillidie Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago132 Comments
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SaturnSymbolism2012
HOLY MOLY £322
a woot for op
How could you forget £322!
£220 million
This isn't a deal...
Cashed mine in last year when I found out I could use contactless on trains and buses etc. Note it's not all ticket machines that can refund, just the larger type if you get my drift. Oyster cards are sooooo 2005 X)
thanks just got back £12 from an old card
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Transported by Design festival Sunday 3 July

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London's iconic Regent Street will be transformed into a spectacular display of transport designs on Sunday 3 July during a free festival presented by Transport for London (TfL) and London Transport M…
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The Snowman and The Snowdog experience on the Emirates Air Line £5.00

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The Emirates Air line seems to be celebrating the sequal to the famous christmas film The Snowman. Join The Snowman™ and The Snowdog on the Emirates Air Line London's cable car brings you a magic…
Mars80 Avatar11m, 4w agoFound 11 months, 4 weeks ago4 Comments
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Ahh, the cable car from the Millennium dome over a car junk yard to the middle of nowhere. Another one of Boris Johnson's disaster projects that's costing Londoners a fortune in losses due to virtually no one using it. If you're going there just for this then I suspect you'll be disappointed. Book yourself in for the climb over the O2 or a concert there - at least that'll make the trip a bit more worthwhile.
It's such a shame they didn't put this cable car where people want to travel between. It'd be such an asset for London if better sited.


​Says more about Britain's love-hate relationship with middle east and the second class 'royalties' created by the allies after World War I.
patrick_000
Ahh, the cable car from the Millennium dome over a car junk yard to the middle of nowhere. Another one of Boris Johnson's disaster projects that's costing Londoners a fortune in losses due to virtually no one using it. If you're going there just for this then I suspect you'll be disappointed. Book yourself in for the climb over the O2 or a concert there - at least that'll make the trip a bit more worthwhile.
It's such a shame they didn't put this cable car where people want to travel between. It'd be such an asset for London if better sited.

Correction, millennium dome is now o2 areana...
sounds fantastic
Ahh, the cable car from the Millennium dome over a car junk yard to the middle of nowhere. Another one of Boris Johnson's disaster projects that's costing Londoners a fortune in losses due to virtually no one using it. If you're going there just for this then I suspect you'll be disappointed. Book yourself in for the climb over the O2 or a concert there - at least that'll make the trip a bit more worthwhile.
It's such a shame they didn't put this cable car where people want to travel between. It'd be such an asset for London if better sited.
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Travel for Free on Transport for London every Monday from Nov 23rd till Dec 14th using MasterCard with Apple Pay

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From November 23rd, anyone using MasterCard with Apple Pay can travel for free on Transport for London every Monday. This campaign will run for four Mondays ending on December 14. Apple Pay users t…
unsaltedrhino Avatar1y, 3w agoFound 1 year, 3 weeks ago29 Comments
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People saying Apple devices are only for the rich pipe down. Look at all the Council Houses with their Sky dishes, cigarettes and benefits not to mention their brand new £40+ p/m iPhones.
Transformers
slliw
I work for Tfl and get free travel but I'll be using this tomorrow.
Why? :|

So i can feedback the user experience of the system
unsaltedrhino
HUKDUSER94
How do you get the refund - is it automatic?
Yup automatic refund.
No refund received as of yet correct?
slliw
I work for Tfl and get free travel but I'll be using this tomorrow.
Why? :|
unsaltedrhino
HUKDUSER94
How do you get the refund - is it automatic?
Yup automatic refund.
Thanks :)
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free travel for kids (Under 11) on all london train services from january 2nd

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Hundreds of thousands of children under eleven are to get free travel on all train services in the capital, it was announced today. Transport for London said that from January 2 next year they will…
seb Avatar1y, 3w agoFound 1 year, 3 weeks ago22 Comments
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thanks Seb
great news , hoooray
Anyone can use an Oyster card with zones 1-6 and anyone can have an Oyster card regardless if you live in or outside London.
I'm pretty sure you can go to the kids school and get the form stamped! You don't have to use a passport
Themadcow
freccle
Is this just for people living in London or would it apply to those visiting too

It's an interesting one, as I'll be paying the lovely £4850 fare for my rail commute into London next year but as I'm outside zone 6 I don't even get an oyster card so have to use a crappy cardboard ticket. I'd love my kids to come into town with me occassionally so this would be ideal.


​I'm sure oyster cards are available to everyone. How else would all the tourists get around without cash fares on the busses?
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Free Santander Cycle membership keys

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Santander Cycles is giving away free keys to members who register before the end of September (usual price £3).
Daywalker04 Avatar1y, 2m agoFound 1 year, 2 months ago3 Comments
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got ripped off with these bikes before.
£14 for a few hours. cheaper to get a oyster and a travel card for the day
Already posted
Great for people who use them a lot
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Free Santander / Borris bike key this September

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During the month of September, the TFL/Santander are offering a free Borris Bike key fob, instead of the usual £3 fee. Simply link it to your credit/debit card, and off you go.
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Ken bikes
FRZ
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FRZ
Im confused its saying £90 isnt this free?
That's yearly membership, you want to choose pay as you pedal for this offer.
Wouldn't that mean you would get charged loads for using?

For a £2 unlock fee you can have unlimited rides in one day as long as they're shorter than 30 mins. If you're really trying to save but want to do longer journeys then keep swapping your bike every time you're close to 30 mins.
Dave
FRZ
Dave
FRZ
Im confused its saying £90 isnt this free?
That's yearly membership, you want to choose pay as you pedal for this offer.
Wouldn't that mean you would get charged loads for using?
Not if you're going downhill and let your feet sway to the side X)
you make my day...still laughing
FRZ
Dave
FRZ
Im confused its saying £90 isnt this free?
That's yearly membership, you want to choose pay as you pedal for this offer.
Wouldn't that mean you would get charged loads for using?

Not if you're going downhill and let your feet sway to the side X)
Dave
FRZ
Im confused its saying £90 isnt this free?
That's yearly membership, you want to choose pay as you pedal for this offer.

Wouldn't that mean you would get charged loads for using?
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Free "BABY ON BOARD" badge!

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You email your full name and address to [email protected] to revive a free baby on board badge! Baby on Board badges can be delivered to any address within the Greater London area, and South E…
natski127 Avatar1y, 6m agoFound 1 year, 6 months ago19 Comments
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Only in London are the people so sorry and sad, that you'd need a badge.
It makes little difference... I think you could be in active labour on a tube and still no one would given up their seat!!!
We made the mistake of joining a Clapham Junction train at about 5pm on a weekday, with a 2 month old baby who was upset, and no one would make eye contact with me let alone offer a seat... so I did my mom duty and sang my heart out, whilst getting the world's best workout ever trying to hush the baby with air swings etc. It is sad how so many well-paid and well-spoken people can conveniently forget any manners their mothers ever taught them, when the time is right!
so true. I always give up my seat for pregnant, elderly, or people with children (or move so they can sit together), whilst all the men in suits are happy to sit there and watch them struggle!
Sad reflection of our society in the so called civilised nation of the West, I find women are more willing to give up their seat than men, makes you wander how they must treat the women in their lives.....
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Only in London are the people so sorry and sad, that you'd need a badge.
It makes little difference... I think you could be in active labour on a tube and still no one would given up their seat!!!
We made the mistake of joining a Clapham Junction train at about 5pm on a weekday, with a 2 month old baby who was upset, and no one would make eye contact with me let alone offer a seat... so I did my mom duty and sang my heart out, whilst getting the world's best workout ever trying to hush the baby with air swings etc. It is sad how so many well-paid and well-spoken people can conveniently forget any manners their mothers ever taught them, when the time is right!


so true. I always give up my seat for pregnant, elderly, or people with children (or move so they can sit together), whilst all the men in suits are happy to sit there and watch them struggle!
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honeymonster86
Only in London are the people so sorry and sad, that you'd need a badge.
It makes little difference... I think you could be in active labour on a tube and still no one would given up their seat!!!
We made the mistake of joining a Clapham Junction train at about 5pm on a weekday, with a 2 month old baby who was upset, and no one would make eye contact with me let alone offer a seat... so I did my mom duty and sang my heart out, whilst getting the world's best workout ever trying to hush the baby with air swings etc. It is sad how so many well-paid and well-spoken people can conveniently forget any manners their mothers ever taught them, when the time is right!
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honeymonster86
Only in London are the people so sorry and sad, that you'd need a badge.


It makes little difference... I think you could be in active labour on a tube and still no one would given up their seat!!!
pippajohnst1207
Not sure I'd want to wear a badge to say I am. The miserys that get on the bus wouldn't give up a seat for you anyway.

I cant comment on the first part of your statement mind, as thats your own personal opinion of yourself? .. the second oart of your statement mind is a little different?, throughtout the WHOLE of the London Transport system (Buses, Trains, Tubes, Overhead/British Rail Trains & the like), & the like, they ALL state the message of please give up your seat for the elderly or for a pregnant person (a request), &/or reserved for women with children (a statement).
Either way, somebody somewhere is meant to help u out in some way while on your Bus or Train or whatever?, so .....
(Have a look next time or something?, its written either next to, or under the picture symbol of a Pregnant Lady, &/or that of an OAP Couple ..... )
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Free WiFi at 150 London Underground and Overground Stations for various network subscribers

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Free WiFi at Tube stations Virgin Media have partnered with TFL to bring WiFi to 150 London Underground stations. You can go online anywhere in those stations - in ticket halls, corridors and pl…
steeev Avatar1y, 7m agoFound 1 year, 7 months ago25 Comments
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dewonderful
Can't anyone these days sit on their **** for 20 minutes without connecting to the internet?


No, that's what HotUKdeals was invented for.
katey1150
copperspock
katey1150
im sure there are ample other more in-depth resource's available to suggest the direct link between wifi and cancer http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertszczerba/2015/01/13/study-suggests-wi-fi-exposure-more-dangerous-to-kids-than-previously-thought/
I continue to await with bated breath for the peer-reviewed scientific paper that proves your assertion.
whilst you wait with bated breath feel free to submerge yourself in wifi waves and throw caution to the wind as im sure your absolutely right and it poses no health risk's at all to you ;)

Feel free to submerge yourself in theta-gamma waves and throw caution to the wind as I'm sure you're absolutely right and it poses no health risks at all to you.

See? I can make unsupported claims as well.
Can't anyone these days sit on their **** for 20 minutes without connecting to the internet?
copperspock
katey1150
im sure there are ample other more in-depth resource's available to suggest the direct link between wifi and cancer http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertszczerba/2015/01/13/study-suggests-wi-fi-exposure-more-dangerous-to-kids-than-previously-thought/
I continue to await with bated breath for the peer-reviewed scientific paper that proves your assertion.
whilst you wait with bated breath feel free to submerge yourself in wifi waves and throw caution to the wind as im sure your absolutely right and it poses no health risk's at all to you ;)
Thanks for collating this info. Heat added
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London Underground Train Door Bottle Opener £13.99 @ Transport For London Shop

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Bottle opener that looks like the open buttons on London Underground trains. This actually is bigger than it looks. A5 size. Has two strong magnets on the back so can be put on the fridge and used wit…
Guest991145 Avatar1y, 7m agoFound 1 year, 7 months ago5 Comments
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I paid £5 for one of these from Debenhams at Xmas. Great item
LesD
Great Amazon review....NOT!"This just doesn't work. The sequence of events is as follows:
1) The user inserts the bottle, almost horizontally, and applies pressure;
2) The cap loosens slightly, causing beer to fizz out;
3) The opener falls off the fridge because the magnet isn't strong enough;
4) The user wanders off to find a different bottle opener and a cloth for the floor."

I think it must be down to the fridge it's sticking to. The magnet is very strong and I've never had any bother with mine. The only time I've had a bit of spray or spillage is when I haven't had a chance to chill the beer properly and it's still a bit warm.
Great Amazon review....NOT!

"This just doesn't work. The sequence of events is as follows:

1) The user inserts the bottle, almost horizontally, and applies pressure;
2) The cap loosens slightly, causing beer to fizz out;
3) The opener falls off the fridge because the magnet isn't strong enough;
4) The user wanders off to find a different bottle opener and a cloth for the floor."
Plain one is £2 cheaper on Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/SUCK-Bottle-Opener-Fridge-Magnet/dp/B0000BF2HH

Had one for years, great bit of kit
Good find like different x
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free baby on board badge worn by kate middleton from TFL

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grap your free baby on board badge from tfl
thomas25 Avatar1y, 10m agoFound 1 year, 10 months ago6 Comments
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sreenireddy
why do you need a badge to tell people your pregnant? surely they have eyes to see that any way
it may not be obvious if they are only a few weeks pregnant
why do you need a badge to tell people your pregnant? surely they have eyes to see that any way
Worn way before the inbred member of the Royal Family were wearing them
thanks
sorry was on the android app
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TFL - use contactless payment card for capped fares. Adult daily off-peak fares from £4.40

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This is going to be a long one so read carefully, basically using contactless payments on London transport and benefit from capped daily and weekly fares. What is capping? Capping is a feature of
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Don't forget there is 1% cashback on contactless payments, making the deal even better.
hann1kins
hann1kins
This sounds like a good deal, tomorrow I have to go from Watford junction and back, so around £13 for both journeys, if I've read the info right I think the daily cap is around £16... So if I decide to tube hop during the rest of the day I'm basically paying £3 because then it's capped... Is that right?
well it worked out better than I thought, I tube hoped around london in the morning and did a return journey to watford junction on london midland all for less than a £10, a bargain!

Hooray a success! I gotta say I know I posted it but it does get complicated in places lol! :|
hann1kins
This sounds like a good deal, tomorrow I have to go from Watford junction and back, so around £13 for both journeys, if I've read the info right I think the daily cap is around £16... So if I decide to tube hop during the rest of the day I'm basically paying £3 because then it's capped... Is that right?

well it worked out better than I thought, I tube hoped around london in the morning and did a return journey to watford junction on london midland all for less than a £10, a bargain!
This reminded me of: THIS
This sounds like a good deal, tomorrow I have to go from Watford junction and back, so around £13 for both journeys, if I've read the info right I think the daily cap is around £16... So if I decide to tube hop during the rest of the day I'm basically paying £3 because then it's capped... Is that right?
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Last chance to catch Year of the Bus sculptures at family fun weekend at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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EVENT: YEAR OF THE BUS FAMILY FUN WEEKEND DATE: SATURDAY 24 / SUNDAY 25 JANUARY 2015 TIME: 10:00 - 16:00 ON BOTH DAYS LOCATION: QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK, STRATFORD - BETWEEN THE LONDON AQUATICS…
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i'm glad you enjoyed it plenty of buses there
Brilliant couple of hours
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No Congestion Charge - 25th Dec to 01st Jan

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Just seen this in today's Metro. No Congestion charge for 7 days! Happy London shopping!!
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PFC Hudson
It was just a con to put more money in London's coffers, the congestion certainly didn't go down any
It should have more than just a holiday
Well said Hudson, Its a tax to visit central london and has not eased congestion in anyway. Better to just pedestrianise (if thats a words) the central mile and give free transport within. This means more money in is spent in shops.

It IS a tax to visit central London. That's the idea, isn't it? To put people off driving and encourage them to use alternative transport.

Public transport is packed to rafters as it is, not ideal for a lot of people. Maybe londons getting to big for its own good, we should have a few more hub cities that get as much attention as london.


Not to mention more expensive and inconvenient than driving!


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squiby
mod_mart
squiby
PFC Hudson
It was just a con to put more money in London's coffers, the congestion certainly didn't go down any
It should have more than just a holiday
Well said Hudson, Its a tax to visit central london and has not eased congestion in anyway. Better to just pedestrianise (if thats a words) the central mile and give free transport within. This means more money in is spent in shops.

It IS a tax to visit central London. That's the idea, isn't it? To put people off driving and encourage them to use alternative transport.

Public transport is packed to rafters as it is, not ideal for a lot of people. Maybe londons getting to big for its own good, we should have a few more hub cities that get as much attention as london.


Not to mention more expensive and inconvenient than driving!
Wait for the stumpede in London! It'll take you double time than normal then! Nice
Bl1ng
That newspaper ad looks a little old fashioned.

Are they trying to evoke a little nostalgia by reminding us of the good old days when there was no congestion charge to drive on the roads our road tax pays for ?

Seeing as 'road tax' was abolished in 1937, I don't think the look of this ad is quite that retro.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23694438
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You still have to find a parking space and pay for parking !!!!!

Yep agreed. Parking is a pain, hope it's free too

Be lovely if they suspended all parking costs, metered spaces are free on sundays when no congestion charges are applicable


A nice Christmas present, for sure
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Contactless payment could save you significant amounts on London Transport (e.g. £10.60 saved from 5 days of peak Zone 1 travel)

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If you use a contactless credit/debit card to pay for travel in London, you can benefit from weekly as well as daily "caps" on the maximum fare you pay. The cap is calculated from Monday to Sunday
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Presumably the savings come from the saved costs from not using the company which administers Oyster.

The backend TfL systems for contactless are more up to date and can offer price capping over a longer timeframe. Monthly and longer caps have been talked about but nothing is confirmed. As you suggest, there are cost savings and it's in TfL's interest to depreciate Oyster in the longer term as they can push the administration of the payment token and the money on that token onto others, which is a significant cost saving for them and ultimately the public purse.


Edited By: plunet on Nov 27, 2014 18:48
HEAT!
Remember that for one day only, tomorrow FRIDAY 28th using a MasterCard contactless card for the day you get a full refund on TFL
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-travel-fridays-tfl-friday-14-28-november-mastercard-contactless-your-card-will-2046890
Just to clarify, it is the same price as oyster weekly cards, but for whatever reason Oyster does annoyingly not cap pay-as-you-go on weekly/monthly/annual fares.

Still rather use Oyster personally as there seem to be a fair amount of mis-charging when travelling (yes, I am careful to touch both in and out). It is fairly easy to get a quick overview of the charges on an oyster as the fares are the only transactions made on them.
Presumably the savings come from the saved costs from not using the company which administers Oyster.
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Free Travel Fridays TFL - Friday 14 and 28 November - Mastercard Contactless (your card will be charged and then refunded within 28 days)

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Seen this on http://londonist.com/2014/11/free-travel-fridays.php Two days of free travel on London public transport — you need to have a contactless debit or credit card issued by MasterCard.
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got mine. :3

shame i missed the first friday and only got the 2nd friday.
nascent
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today, got my refund from last Friday 28th travel.
Damn. I didn't get refunded this time.

do you mean you didn't travel with Mastercard?
if you have used the Mastercard, don't worry, you will get refunded within few days. they said 28 days wait, but they are lot quicker than that.
raj75
today, got my refund from last Friday 28th travel.
Damn. I didn't get refunded this time.

Edit:
Never mind. I did. Yay.

Edited By: nascent on Dec 11, 2014 14:19: refunded!
today, got my refund from last Friday 28th travel.
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Useful for short trips.
When was a kid,use to hop on and then hop off before the conductor came.
Sometimes could take a while,especially if he/she was upstairs ;)
balmots
It was an RT bus that Sir Cliff Richard drove in Summer Holiday.
It was filmed in Greece.
How did we go from buses to people being investigated for child abuse offences??
It was an RT bus that Sir Cliff Richard drove in Summer Holiday.
It was filmed in Greece.
loved the RM's miss them the new style RM are not the same but got to move on with times so accept them now.....

heat for the post
Wonderful journey. Some of these are my favourite buses.
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Forgot your Oyster Card, just use your Contactless Bank Card (as an oyster) save £5 if you havent got an oyster or send it back for a refund (TFL london

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what it says on the box, use your contactless payments card as an oyster card Simples.. If you are visiting london just use your contactless credit/debit card as you would an oyster card, click on
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PS railcards cannot be added to your contactless card for tube travel. This applies to all railcards, young persons, disabled, 60+ etc.
can you still get OYSTER monthly statement, even though you use contact less
slliw
NUMBER8GAMESTER
I might be wrong but I did a lot of reading up on the NFC Oyster payments before it was introduced just over a week ago and I'm pretty sure your payment card needs to be linked to an active Oyster card for it to work properly. So I don't think you can just send back your Oyster card, get a refund and expect the payment card to work properly as an Oyster. Before this has been confirmed by TFL, I would advise against it.

Coming from someone who works at TfL for Oyster I can confirm that this is not true.

CPC is an alternative way to pay for travel and has no connection whatsoever with your current Oyster card. You can link your CPC to your pre existing Oyster online account should you want to keep track of how much you spend and for checking journey history.

Before the 16/9/14 the information about the contactless introduction on the TFL website stated that you needed to link it to your Oyster account, that is what confused me. You are right, it isn't necessary to link it to an Oyster card. You just need to register it on the Oyster website. Having just read through the T's & C's on TFL about contactless, I can see that you can track your journeys and fares without an Oyster card. You just need your payment card registered online.
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NUMBER8GAMESTER
I might be wrong but I did a lot of reading up on the NFC Oyster payments before it was introduced just over a week ago and I'm pretty sure your payment card needs to be linked to an active Oyster card for it to work properly. So I don't think you can just send back your Oyster card, get a refund and expect the payment card to work properly as an Oyster. Before this has been confirmed by TFL, I would advise against it.

I told my Sister about using her contactess debit card a few months ago when she couldn't use her car. She has never had an Oyster card & had no problems with her debit card. I cannot see anything on TFL's site about having to link it to an Oyster card.

btw...you have been able to use contactless debit cards on the busses for nearly 2 years. It's only recently that it's been extended to the underground.

I knew about the buses. It isn't just tube, from 16/9/14 you can also use contactless on DLR, London Overground and National Rail.


Edited By: NUMBER8GAMESTER on Sep 24, 2014 09:46: Edit
NUMBER8GAMESTER
I might be wrong but I did a lot of reading up on the NFC Oyster payments before it was introduced just over a week ago and I'm pretty sure your payment card needs to be linked to an active Oyster card for it to work properly. So I don't think you can just send back your Oyster card, get a refund and expect the payment card to work properly as an Oyster. Before this has been confirmed by TFL, I would advise against it.

I told my Sister about using her contactess debit card a few months ago when she couldn't use her car. She has never had an Oyster card & had no problems with her debit card. I cannot see anything on TFL's site about having to link it to an Oyster card.

btw...you have been able to use contactless debit cards on the busses for nearly 2 years. It's only recently that it's been extended to the underground.