Oyster coming to Hertford North

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JohnSmith
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Oyster coming to Hertford North

Post by JohnSmith » Thu 07 Feb, 2019 8:22 pm

Someone asked about Oyster to Hertford North on another thread.

March 2019 apparently.
https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/ma ... ed.177646/
JohnSmith
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Re: Oyster coming to Hertford North

Post by JohnSmith » Thu 07 Feb, 2019 9:02 pm

Just read on another site that the go live date is currently planned for 17 February. Can't say that I've seen anything at Hertford North nor on the GN twitter feed about it.
Toady
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Re: Oyster coming to Hertford North

Post by Toady » Thu 07 Feb, 2019 9:20 pm

I don't think it will be that quick. The consultation on extending Pay as You Go was only launched today.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... go-on-rail
monkeyman1974
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Re: Oyster coming to Hertford North

Post by monkeyman1974 » Fri 08 Feb, 2019 8:57 pm

I can't be the only occasional user who exclusively goes from Hertford East now due to the ease of travel.
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Re: Oyster coming to Hertford North

Post by toplad » Mon 11 Feb, 2019 2:13 am

Toady wrote:
Thu 07 Feb, 2019 9:20 pm
I don't think it will be that quick. The consultation on extending Pay as You Go was only launched today.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... go-on-rail
They have already committed to HFN being in the pay as you go area.
This is in the document you linked to.
Also note it was committed to towards the end of last year.
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Re: Oyster coming to Hertford North

Post by monkeyman1974 » Tue 12 Feb, 2019 12:19 am

I tweeted them; they said by end of H1, this year
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Re: Oyster coming to Hertford North

Post by toplad » Tue 12 Feb, 2019 1:52 am

monkeyman1974 wrote:
Tue 12 Feb, 2019 12:19 am
I tweeted them; they said by end of H1, this year
TfL on twitter reckon Feb 17 is the official go live date, though they said that it’s of course subject to delays.
Oyster readers are at all stations nation (HFN will use the current “the key” readers).
So likely will be coming on Sunday!
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Re: Oyster coming to Hertford North

Post by JohnSmith » Sat 23 Feb, 2019 3:20 pm

This morning, Great Northern tweeted that it "should" be available from mid-March.

However, they also said that the new trains would be in service at the start of the year.

Don't hold your breath for either.
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Re: Oyster coming to Hertford North

Post by monkeyman1974 » Sun 03 Mar, 2019 5:16 pm

One day soon, they'll realise, making life easier for their customers to pay might be a good thing..
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Re: Oyster coming to Hertford North

Post by JohnSmith » Sun 03 Mar, 2019 11:13 pm

The TfL website is now showing Oyster fares from Hertford North:

https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/find-fares/tub ... tcmp=54716

It confirms mid-March.

Single fare from Hertford North to Moorgate is £8.50 (peak) and £5.80 (off peak). Return is double these fares.

Currently, single is £11.50 (peak) and £11.50 (off peak)
Returns are £18.00 (peak) and £12.30 (off peak)

So, if you travel in to London and only buy daily tickets then you will be better off. Hertford North doesn't yet appear on the travelcard prices page.
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