Transys comment speculation

I've been pondering why it's so difficult to get any official comment out of any of the organisations involved when it comes to what is happening with Transys.Transys is the consortium which runs London's Oyster card travel smartcard, and consists of EDS and Cubic.

I've been pondering why it's so difficult to get any official comment out of any of the organisations involved when it comes to what is happening with Transys.

Transys is the consortium which runs London's Oyster card travel smartcard, and consists of EDS and Cubic. TfL announced last week that it would end the Oyster card contract with Transys -- the contract termination will take effect in 2010. It then emerged that EDS had gained a temporary injunction against Cubic, which had sucessfully negotiated to run the Oyster system after 2010.

Ok, all well and good, but I think it's actually quite difficult to get any offical comment about what is going on from Transys. Both EDS and Cubic refer any Transys related questions to Transys. But I believe that when it comes to Transys affairs, the only comment available has to be agreed on by both parties in the consortium -- EDS and Cubic. So when the two parties have radically different viewpoints, official statements from Transys have to be toned down enough to appeal to both parties.

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