Reverse your decision to scrap cash fares on buses from 6th July
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With cash fares no longer admitted on buses, some passengers will be stranded and at risk. Oyster cards can be lost, stolen, not yet purchased, or have an insufficient balance. There is often nowhere close to busstops to buy/top up an Oyster card - certainly not at all hours. Passengers may not have contactless payment cards - especially if they are children.
It is hard to believe that this measure is being introduced just a few months after a 22-year old law student was turfed off her last bus home at 3am in freezing temperatures for being 20p short of the fare. Walking homewards to meet her mother who was coming to pick her up, she was subjected to rape, and to violence which was so extreme, her own mother did not recognise her, and from which she might easily have died.
Only one third of those consulted on the proposal to scrap cash fares on buses agreed with it.
Scrapping cash fares on buses is a thoughtless, mindless and uncompassionate measure, and this decision should be reversed. Fare payment methods should support the safety, security and mobility of passengers, and not leave them standed and place them at risk.
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