1747113 story London's Oystercard Gets New Contract, But Same Suppliers 143 143 Posted by timothy on Wednesday November 19, 2008 @02:15PM from the captain-amazing-wears-no-glasses dept. nk497 writes "Over the summer, the London travelcard ticketing system — called Oyster — fell over twice, forcing the transport authority to offer free travel to the six million Londoners using the system. After that, it cut its contract with the supplier of the system, a consortium called TranSys. But now, Transport for London has signed a new contract to replace the TranSys one — with the same two companies that made up the TranSys consortium. Sure, that should fix everything."