Re: Red light while others can undock bikes fine at same station

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bohrsatom
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I used to have the same problems at the docks by Waterloo when I had 24h access – everyone else would be able to get a bike and I was stuck with the flashing orange light. Getting annual access fixed it for me, although I still believe that they shouldn’t offer 24h access if it’s not reliable.

My guess is that this problems occur because opening an access period requires authorisation from your card provider and the connection to the bank can sometimes time out (I reckon this is what is going on when the orange light is flashing). When this happens it goes from Orange -> Red and for some reason seems to activate the 5/10 minute wait before letting you try again.