Another step back for this region! We really need to devolve from the rest of this countries decisions and make our own> We're not even that thought of as part of the Northern Powerhouse.Body blow for 'Oyster card for the North' as government axes £105m for contactless travel on all North East buses, trains, and Metro services
Chronicle Live website article from 15/01/21
Body blow for 'Oyster card for the North' as government axes £105m for contactless travel
Hopes of passengers using contactless payment to touch in and out of different public transport systems across the North East have been rocked by a major funding cut
Dreams of an ‘Oyster card for the North’ that could be used on all North East buses, trains, and Metro services have been dealt a body blow.
The government has slashed funding for Transport for the North (TfN), the body which oversees transport planning across the North of England, most notably axeing £105 million promised to install smart ticketing infrastructure.
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