Oyster Cards, overcharging & Wimbledon station recycling – March update
Train and tube passengers overcharged
Oyster card users in Merton were overcharged by £1.2million last year, according to new figures obtained by Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly.
Lib Dem London Assembly leader, Caroline Pidgeon said: “This level of overcharging is totally unacceptable. There is something very seriously wrong when each and every week of the year Londoners are ripped off by more than £1 million.” For more details, including overcharging at each station in Merton, please see the coverage on WimbledonSW19.com
Touching in with Oyster on the tram at Wimbledon Station
At Mayor’s Question Time in March, London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon told London’s Mayor Boris Johnson that she had been “informed that Wimbledon Station is very confusing for passengers who cannot find where to touch in and out with Oyster when interchanging between Overground rail and the tram.”
Boris’ response was:
TfL is already planning to improve the signage around the two yellow Oyster readers on the Tramlink platform at Wimbledon to make it clearer which one is for tram passengers and which one is for passengers interchanging onto National Rail.
In addition, TfL has been working with South West Trains and the London Borough of Merton to improve interchange signage and is supporting the borough-led forecourt improvement scheme, which will make journeys from the station more straight-forward.
Newspaper recycling facilities at Wimbledon Station
The Dundonald Lib Dem Focus Team asked why the newspaper recycling bins had been moved from the pavements near the Wimbledon Station forecourt. They were told that once the station forecourt has been improved, dual recycling and litter bins would be reinstalled. The Focus Team will monitor this, given the difficulties getting recycling at stations in the first place . . .