Caroline Pidgeon welcomes return of option to pay cash at most tube and DLR stations


Caroline Pidgeon has welcomed news that Transport for London have listened to Londoners and announced they are to restore the option to pay cash for tickets at "the vast majority of Tube and DLR stations from today."

caroline_bus_250.jpgCaroline Pidgeon, who represents Londoners as chair of the London Assembly's Transport Committee, said "This is a welcome announcement.  For a long time TfL’s strategy was to remove by stealth the ability to use cash at its station ticket machines. 

“The decisions it made last year on removing cash payments were based on zero consultation with passengers and little real evidence of passenger or staff safety.  Thankfully the voice of vulnerable passengers has been heard.  Permanently removing the option of cash payments would have a serious impact on many passengers, especially those on low incomes, children and the 260,000 adults in London without a bank account.”


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