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Southern rail ticketing trial

On 7 Sep 2011 at 11:45am giveitarest wrote:
Don't know if anyone else had noticed, but there are some new card readers installed at Lewes station. I asked one of the inspectors this morning what they were about and basically Southern are trialling an Oyster card type system on the Brighton-Seaford line.

Found a link to the story here: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-14613508

The article says that in the fullness of time they may consider a carnet type system where you pay in advance like a season, but only pay as you use it. This would be a Godsend for anyone who works, say, three days a week.

Are any forum users taking part in the trial?
On 7 Sep 2011 at 1:06pm expat two wrote:
I saw a guy in London who had stripped the chip from his Oyster card and embedded it in a magic wand, so he could 'abracadabra' his way through the barriers.
Not sure if genius or disturbingly childish.
Former if inspired by Ali Bongo, latter if Harry Potter.
On 7 Sep 2011 at 5:21pm Pearlie wrote:
It's genius, for sure :-)
On 8 Sep 2011 at 10:56am demon wrote:
wont be when fule prices go up again cos there pass that on to the price soon
On 8 Sep 2011 at 11:03am Cliffite wrote:
Yes I am taking part in theKey trial
On 8 Sep 2011 at 1:10pm Clifford wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that after every Southern 'offer' the fares are nudged up a little bit more than they were before the offer? That's apart from the annual January increase.
On 8 Sep 2011 at 1:37pm Matt Kent wrote:
I'm one of the lucky(?) soles selected for the new 'Key' too. The trial will be for 3 months, and the trialees will get a slightly reduced ticket price too. Cheers - Matt

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