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Is my 2017 Oyster card still usable.

I will be in London in April. I have an Oyster card from 2017. My question is can I still load money onto the Oyster card or have they changed/updated the Oyster card so I will need to buy a new Oyster card? Thanks

Posted by
1739 posts

It should be fine. Just tap it on one of the ticket machines and check. BTW you can also use many contactless credit cards and smartphones to pay too.

Posted by
27 posts

I was just in London in November and my Oyster card from 2015 still worked and it still had funds on it. I personally prefer the Oyster card vs using my contactless on The Tube because I don't want my credit card or phone out in a crowded Tube station, and I don't like a lot of small charges on my credit card. Have fun! London is amazing!

Posted by
6896 posts

Mine’s even older, and still worked this past year. That piece of plastic is built to last.

Posted by
2558 posts

My card is from 2011, works perfectly, and last year I bought it a new holder from the London Museum of Transport.