Yay an Oyster card refund
I’m rich! No wait a minute…
|Dear Huw Davies
Due to an operational issue, you are due a payment of £2.90. This is now ready for collection at Camden Town.
Payment correction details:
To collect your payment, touch your Oyster card on a yellow reader at the location shown above when you start a journey.
Please keep your Oyster card number safe. You may need to quote it if you call TfL Customer Services(0343 222 1234).
The only problem with this refund is that I have to go to Camden Town to get it and guess how much that would cost me on the tube? Assuming I am already in Central London. I have probably been to Camden three times in the last five years.
I didn’t even know I had been overcharged. I guess some people do look at their Oyster card credit. I only need to know when it has nearly run out. Why can’t they just credit the card number?
Bit pathetic really innit?
I also have to announce a change in my train ticket collection policy. Having this year lost a couple of tickets and not been able to get replacements I’ve discovered a partial solution. If I opt for “print at home” then if I lose the ticket I can just reprint it.
Now the only problem is that the tickets this year have been lost on the hoof, whilst travelling and therefore nowhere near a printer. The ideal solution is eticketing but in the absence of this very obvious technology at least with print at home I can bring up a pdf (presumably) to show the ticket inspector I have something in the way of a right to be on the train.
That’s all for now folks – at the Euro-IX meeting in Berlin. I may write something up later but it is more likely to be about the social rather than any actual work content.
Auf wiedersehen (pet).