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Leftover Oyster cards

- Published on 9th January 2017

leftover Oyster cards

Transport for London (TfL) introduced contactless payments in 2014, allowing customers to pay fares with a simple tap of their debit or credit card. Mobile payments followed soon after. The adoption of contactless and mobile payments has been widespread. To such an extent that TfL is considering to phase out Oyster cards. Should you have any leftover Oyster cards, we can refund you the balance and deposit.We accept all TfL Oyster cards for a refund, including the TfL visitor cards and commemorative Oyster cards. For all details, please see our blog post about how to exchange your dormant TfL Oyster card for a cash refund.TfL Oyster card collectionIntroduced in 2003, Oyster cards have ingrained the ‘touch-and-go-behaviour’ into our pshyche. With technology moving on, it looks like the blue plastic card will be a part of London’s history soon, just like the red public telephone boxes.

Here’s our tribute to the great TfL Oyster card, completing its journey. We used ten TfL Oyster cards to create this Circle of Oyster cards. Cheers Oyster!Circle of TfL Oyster cards


Mario Van Poppel

Mario Van Poppel is the founder and director of Leftover Currency. What started as a hobby, collecting world banknotes, evolved into a fulltime job, running a successful online bureau de change. Mario is still a collector of pre-Euro banknotes and a member of the IBNS.