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martinc
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Hello George. Yes I agree with you very much and have read your blog post. It has surprised me that so little has been done to market the keys as opposed to casual use, because the keys are so much easier and reduce congestion at terminals. Another option I have thought of is increasing the casual fee to £2, which would incentivise key use but, unlike your scheme, not result in reduced revenue. The latest stats on the TfL website show that as many casual journeys are made each week as key journeys, which is very inefficient considering how long it takes to stand at the termianl and print out the codes.

On the issue of expanding the docking stations, useage is now almost 40,000 trips per day, and there is huge pressure on some stations. Many stand empty all day after the commuter rush. They should be made bigger, but also, with the western phase due next year, there should also be more stations in the existing zone as even now there are some areas which have very poor coverage.