Olympics Oyster-card tickets deemed too expensive

Summary:The organiser of the London 2012 Games has poured cold water on the prospect of tickets doubling as travel cards

The prospect of tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games doubling as Oyster travel cards looks likely to be put on ice.

The organiser of the upcoming Games, Locog, has poured cold water on the idea of fitting entry tickets to the Games with a chip that would allow them to be used with Oyster card readers around London.

According to a recent report by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, entitled Technology for the Olympics: "Locog says that the expense is likely to be too high, given that the Games are a temporary event."

For more on this story, see Chances fading for London Olympics tickets that double as Oyster cards on silicon.com.

Topics: Networking


Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic UK. He writes about the technology that IT-decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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