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tube ticket question

I understand that with the oyster cards, when you enter the tube you hold it over the reader...

But, we don't have oyster cards, we have the old fashioned visitor travel card....

You used to put the card in a slot, the gate opened, and you took the card back out of a slot. But with the oystercard readers as the new way to go, what do folks like me with the older travel cards do? Are there still gates for us, or should I look for a human?

thank you!

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1. Re: tube ticket question

When I was in London a few weeks ago, it appeared that the turnstiles were equipped with separate readers for the oyster cards and the traditional single tickets or passes.

Hope that helps! I'm sure someone can correct me if I misunderstood how things work...

Happy travels!

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2. Re: tube ticket question

btf is right. Since single tickets and one and three day Travelcards are still sold as paper tickets, the method of ticket in the slot is still used, as well as the touchpads for Oystercards.

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3. Re: tube ticket question

thank you both for your quick and informative replies!

Much appreciated