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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Londoners not paying for Oyster Card Failures

At a Transport for London board meeting yesterday, Commissioner of TfL Peter Hendy confirmed that neither Londoners nor TfL would pay for the cost of the
two recent Oyster card failures.

Oyster cards broken again by Martin Deutsch

Guardian writer Dave Hill who was at the meeting said on his personal blog, that Hendy

"explained that it was all the fault of TranSys, the EDS/Cubic partnership that runs the Oyster system under PFI (Do I sound as though I know what all this means?). Hendy said the incidents showed a "lack of understanding" by TranSys of the thing they're meant to be operating. Gives you confidence, doesn't it? He'll be "seeking recovery" from TranSys of the estimated £1 million lost in the two cock-ups."

Good to hear that we won't be paying for it (hopefully - I imagine that it was the real Peter Hendy saying this and not the MySpace one) and thanks to Dave Hill for giving me the heads up to this.

UPDATE - Dave's put up more of the the rest of the TfL Board Meeting here.

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