Tuesday, May 16, 2006
You WILL use Oyster
In a further attempt to force the travelling public to use Ken's oyster cards, ticket offices across the Underground network have had their opening times slashed, and the public has seen fares for paper tickets soar.
According to our sources, Ken has directed TfL and Underground managers, that they must make it harder for the public to purchase tickets, in order to force them onto oyster.
However it's those on the shop floor that feel the brunt of the customers' anger when they can't buy a ticket. Not only this, the ticket office times have to be strictly adhered to, with local managers being penalised for either having their ticket offices opening too early, or staying open later.
Even the commuter train operators are now being forced to take on the oyster equipment, else they face a potential threat to their franchise renewal.
When it comes transport, London is Ken's playground, and he's the school bully. Whether you're a londoner, a tourist or a business you will do everything he dictates.
Posted by dizzy at 10:15 am