Plans to make stations such as Croxley Station cashless have been scrapped in a U-turn from Transport for London (TfL).
Tfl had previously proposed to make ticket machines at London Underground at DLR stations cashless in a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but was faced with opposition from transport watchdog London Travel Watch and locally by Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor.
Croxley Station was among the stations over which concerns were raised, due to its positioning of over 400m away from a newsagent creating an inconvenience for passengers who need to use cash to top up their oyster card.
London TravelWatch Director Emma Gibson was delighted with the move, she said: “We’re delighted that TfL have decided not to go ahead with their plans to stop taking cash at all stations.
“Their proposals would have left a large number of people in London reliant on newsagents to top up their Oyster cards using cash but our research has shown that many London Underground or DLR stations don’t have one nearby or they may not be open when passengers need them.”
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