Southern, who run Epsom Station, that they have agreed with the Department for Transport as part of their new franchise agreement, that Oyster Cards will become available for use in Epsom. The target date for this to happen is September of next year.
Full details are yet to be made public, and it is yet to be confirmed if Epsom will be in Zone 6, or, as happens in some areas north of London, whether it will be put into a special Zone 7. Chris Grayling is due to meet the Department for Transport shortly to discuss all of this.
Epsom Conservatives, who have campaigned hard, are very pleased – and hope you will be too – that all their efforts have paid off, and that Epsom is now on track to get Oyster cards next year.
You might also be interested to know that the Southern Key Card, has now been updated so you can put weekly, monthly and annual travel cards onto it (one day travel cards will be available early 2015) and it can now be used on tubes and buses as well.
College Ward Conservative Campaigner, Jane Race, says “We have been campaigning for this for several years now and I am delighted that all of our hard work is paying off. This will have a huge benefit to commuters who live in Epsom and be a massive draw for visitors to Epsom.”