Think Pink On The Tube

It could end up saving you money on fares

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Passengers using Gunnersbury station would find themselves being charged less for their journey if they avoid Zone 1.

Using the new pink Oyster card readers, passengers can scan their cards to prove they have not travelled through central London.

The new system, which will be introduced in nine stations from Sunday 6th September, could mean a saving of up to 50% of the normal fare.

Transport for London's Shashi Verma said, "By touching the pink reader en route - in addition to touching in and out at either end of your journey - you will be charged the appropriate Oyster single fare for your journey based on the route you take. In doing so, some passengers may actually get cheaper fares."

The pink Oyster readers will be introduced at Gospel Oak, Gunnersbury, Highbury and Islington, Kensington Olympia, Rayners Lane, Stratford, West Brompton, Willesden Junction and Blackhorse Road stations.

September 4, 2009