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General Discussion Boards => Transport => Topic started by: sasquartch on July 13, 2015, 10:00:53 am

Title: Card Readers at BP station
Post by: sasquartch on July 13, 2015, 10:00:53 am
I noticed there are card readers installed at the station yesterday - does this mean Oyster cards will be able to be used at BP ?

Don't commute daily by train but do use the train most weeks - would be really handy to be able to just tap in and out with Oyster or a credit card.
Title: Re: Card Readers at BP station
Post by: Angel on July 13, 2015, 03:35:48 pm
I was also wondering about these when I saw them yesterday and took a picture as intended posting about it here too.
Title: Re: Card Readers at BP station
Post by: GGDT on July 13, 2015, 06:22:44 pm
I noticed there are card readers installed at the station yesterday - does this mean Oyster cards will be able to be used at BP ?

Don't commute daily by train but do use the train most weeks - would be really handy to be able to just tap in and out with Oyster or a credit card.

Oyster only goes as far as Zone 6 which is Hadley Wood.

The readers have been at Potters Bar for years but you can't use them (although you can use Oyster on some buses that start in PB like the 313)

I wouldn't imagine you'll be able to use on on the trains any time soon.
Title: Re: Card Readers at BP station
Post by: Little Miss Elaine Moffat on July 14, 2015, 09:52:41 pm
Could this be the reason?
Article from The Guardian
A new contactless payment system that lets people use their iPhones to tap-and-pay in high street shops has been launched in the UK. Apple Pay will let iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/apple-watch) owners pay for items costing up to £20 by just touching their gadgets to a payment terminal, much like contactless credit cards.
The UK launch marks the first expansion of Apple’s contactless payment system beyond the US, where it rolled out last October (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/08/us-retailers-slow-apple-pay). Contactless payments have become increasingly popular in the UK with major banks offering cards that can just be tapped to pay, eliminating the need to type in a pin.
Apple (http://www.theguardian.com/technology/apple) will hope its system proves popular by reducing the number of items people need to carry, and by offering the extra security of using fingerprint recognition.
Title: Re: Card Readers at BP station
Post by: Angel on July 14, 2015, 10:30:59 pm
I spoke to Natalie at the station this morning and she said it's something for season ticket holders that's coming in.
Title: Re: Card Readers at BP station
Post by: BrookyP on July 15, 2015, 10:08:35 am
yes it also doubles as a post  for season ticket holders to lean on on when they are informed of the increased cost.


 ;D BP
Title: Re: Card Readers at BP station
Post by: Purrfect on July 15, 2015, 09:03:26 pm
Probably won’t be Apple-Pay if their max. is £20 but it might provide a pay-as-you-go contactless payment option using your debit or credit card which is increasingly replacing Oyster since it avoids the need to top-up or go online. You should also benefit from a daily & weekly Monday to Sunday cap so it won’t cost more than a travelcard.
Title: The Key, train travel
Post by: Oly on November 29, 2015, 10:17:35 pm
Hello All,


Please can any train users let me know if they have had much success traveling on the new smart cards?

The system has been running since early October, so I gave it a month for them to sort out any issues that they discovered and put a ticket on it for November.
However, I found it wasn't a smart choice as it would not allow me to exit at Moorgate so I reverted to paper tickets.

Still to to this day I am awaiting a refund, it will arrive eventually  ??? .


Thanks

Oliver


 
Title: Re: Card Readers at BP station
Post by: Angel on May 26, 2017, 11:34:47 am
Does anyone use these Key Smartcards?

On Great Northern site it keeps mentioning adding season tickets but I want to know if you can add daily returns / Travelcards to it?  On the website it does give the option to buy other tickets so I'm a bit confused.

Thanks.

Title: Re: Card Readers at BP station
Post by: Oly on May 30, 2017, 09:44:25 am
I used the Key for two months and had to switch back to paper tickets, it was a fairly new system at the time so they may of improved.

My first experience was a nightmare, GNR and TFL obviously did not communicate that they had a new ticket system, so the barriers at Moorgate would not let me out or in for that matter  >:(.

I managed to get a refund but it was a bit of a nightmare.

The final straw was trying to tap out at Oakleigh Park, the Oyster card readers would not recognise my card and you get in trouble if you do not tap out.

In response to you question Angel, you can only load a season ticket onto the Key at present.

https://www.greatnorthernrail.com/help-and-support/contact-us/faq/the-key-smartcard