I find it really frustrating how I cannot use my smart card to go to London. I like the concept but what is the point in it if we can’t really use it beyond (south) of Basingstoke?! My question is, when is South Western Railway going to expand the system to stations to be able to go to London Terminals?
Apparently 2019 but it seems to be dependant on the Goverment and other rail operators agreeing to a unified system, this project first started in 2012 seemingly so not getting too excited sadly. The SWR franchise document refers to it as Tap and Go for seasontickets and credit for other journeys.
We now offer point to point season tickets on our Smartcards. This means, for the first time, we can offer journeys such as Surbiton - London Terminals or Clapham Junction to Wimbledon on Smartcard. Journeys to/from London Zones 1-6 are not yet available, but we are working towards being able to offer this.
You can purchase a season ticket on your Smartcard by selecting your journey (e.g. Basingstoke to London Terminals) here:http://tickets.southwesternrailway.com/sw/en/journeyplanning/seasonmixingdeck and use the "Only fares that can be loaded onto an ITSO SmartCard" filter to show the appropriate fares.
Hope this helps.
When will it be possible to have a SWR Touch Smartcard season ticket from Fareham, Winchester, Eastleigh, Southampton Central, Bournemouth, Salisbury and all other stations beyond Basingstoke to London Terminals including London Waterloo? When will SWR reach agreement with Govia Southern Thameslink Greater Northern to enable the purchase and use of season tickets on SWR Touch and Govia Key Smart cards from Fareham, Southampton and Portsmouth to Chichester, Worthing, Brighton and other stations Govia Southern Thameslink Great Northern stations? The Department for Transport promised this would be in place by the end of 2018.
I think this post is an old post because the smart card system has been extended for few years ago. Now the latest top 5 essay writing services system and smart card system are update. We should buy new and latest version of smart card system.