Video: How this pink Oyster card reader can save you money

Spotted these pink Oyster card readers around the London Underground and Overground? There’s a reason they’re pink, and it could save you cash on your journey – if you’re not going through zone 1. Watch the video to find out more.

You’ll find them at the following stations:

London Overground platforms –

  • Blackhorse Road
  • Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction
  • Gospel Oak
  • Gunnersbury
  • Hackney Central/Hackney Downs
  • Highbury & Islington
  • Kensington (Olympia)
  • Richmond
  • Stratford
  • Surrey Quays
  • West Brompton
  • Whitechapel
  • Willesden Junction

Tube platforms –

  • Rayners Lane
  • Wimbledon

2 thoughts on “Video: How this pink Oyster card reader can save you money

  1. Hi Andy,

    I just move to UK and recently came across your youtube video mentioning about the pink card reader… as you mentioned tab in the pink card reader help to tell the system that you are not going to zone 1. In case I take the train from Kingston to Canary Wharf, should i get down at Canada Water for the pink card reader and then get back to the Jubilee line continue to Canary Wharf ? Is that able to save me 1.5 pounds?

    1. Hi Vincent. So it’s for journeys that can be completed without going via Zone 1. If you have to come in via a mainline station in Zone 1 and have already tapped in and out then it won’t make a difference if you do find a pink pad on the latter part of your journey.


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