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Old 12-15-2009, 09:32 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by knobby109 View Post
I use the bus quite a lot in the UK and it's actually rare to see money changing hands.People over 60 get free local travel and there's any manner of commuted and student tickets.
In London we now have the Oyster Card system.



Its a swipe card you simply wipe it across the reader and Bob's your uncle.



I resisted buying an Oyster Card for years mainly because it was so heavily promoted (to the point of fascist co-ercion) by Ken Livingston: I dislike Ken Livingston a lot.




However I confess that, heavy handed though his tactics were, he was totally right about Oyster. It vastly speeds up the process of getting on a driver-operated ticket system bus, which is helpful to both passengers and driver and minimises the traffic jam when the bus stops to pick people up. I don't need to carry so much schrapnel in my pocket.



Ken, you're still an obnoxious, supercillious little dog turd, but I am man enough to admit this. You were quite right about Oyster and I was quite wrong.

My God: but it really hurt me like Hell to say that. The horror, the horror...
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