Dear Transport for London,

Could you provide the exact kind of plastic and the materials you use to produce Oyster Cards?
Thank you!

Yours faithfully,
Zoe Huang

FOI, Transport for London

 

 

 

 

Dear Ms Huang

 

TfL Ref: 3103-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 15
January 2020 asking for information about the materials used to produce
Oyster cards.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

A response will be sent to you by 12 February 2020.

 

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects
including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data,
governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is
frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
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In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear Ms Huang

 

TfL Ref: 3103-1920

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 15
January 2020 asking for information about the materials used to produce
Oyster cards.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. 

 

Unfortunately we do not hold the information you have requested. When we
carry out our procurement we do not specify the plastics and materials
used to make Oyster cards.  We have a specification we issue to suppliers
which sets out the card dimensions, security requirements, type of chip
and its position, and where reference numbers (batch and serial numbers)
should be positioned but not the materials they need to use during their
manufacture.  We can advise that the specification of the chip used in the
card is a 2K Desfire chip.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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