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Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether Crossrail plans to install new machines that will (a) accept Oyster cards and (b) have Oyster card readers at all of its stations. (113680)

I have no specific information about Oyster cards at present. However, Crossrail is required to provide a fare collection system which uses stored value cards and pre-paid tickets and is consistent with the systems used by the National Railway and Transport for London. The fare collection system will also be fully integrated into the Network Rail and TfL Travelcard programme.