Methods used by staff to pass station ticket barriers Feb 25, 2017 10:43:13 GMT
Post by David Wailing on Feb 25, 2017 10:43:13 GMT
2. In the past, before smart ticketing, staff had a magnetically encoded Staff Pass. I recall this was printed on a plastic card which fractured if you bashed it clumsily on the gate stanchion rather than inserting it in the ticket slot (wonder how I know this?!! ). These passes were not as robust as smartcards are and staff working on gatelines were given "gateline permits" to avoid excessive wear and tear on their personal issue Staff Pass. I can't remember what came before the UTS Plastic Staff Passes as I was not in possession of a staff pass before then. Given the limited number of ticket gates before then and a staffed ticket collector's box at all stations then a paper or card document no doubt sufficed.
Some of us (!) were lucky enough to take part in early smartcard trials so we got very early versions of the Oyster Card to get us through ticket gates or on to buses in the trial areas.
First thing I was told when I joined LU do not misuse the staff pass
Lots of interesting and useful info here, so thanks to everyone.
Out of curiosity, what counts as misuse of the staff pass? Are staff limited to where they can use it, or is it network-wide?