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OYSTER LAUNCH: Oyster and contactless now in use at Radlett station

 Published on: 22nd September 2019   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

The long-awaited introduction of Oyster and contactless payments to Radlett Station finally took place last month.

The new payment method means that travellers can simply tap in and out of the station rather than purchasing a ticket for every journey.

Oliver Dowden, MP for Hertsmere, was joined by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP at Radlett Station to officially mark the introduction on August 29.

Mr Dowden MP said: “I’m absolutely delighted that, from today, you can touch in, touch out, have your contactless pay-as-you-go transport – and that is so vital for commuters who are working.

 “It was a pleasure to welcome the Transport Secretary to Radlett for the formal opening this morning.

Grant Shapps MP told RadlettNews: “Being able to touch in and out is so much faster, it’s the way I’ve been travelling for years. It’s just so convenient. You’re not stopping, you’re not waiting for a notoriously slow machine to print off a physical ticket.”

While residents are seemingly thrilled by the convenience of the new system, some have expressed frustrations with the pricing of Radlett’s contactless payments compared to other stations – using Oyster from Radlett costs £17.20 for a return trip, compared to Elstree and Borehamwood, which costs £8.60 and is just one stop away.

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