Post by norbitonflyer on May 22, 2017 16:56:53 GMT
If there are no standalone readers on the platforms (as there should be, to allow transfers such as yours) you will have to go out through the barrier with your Oyster and back in again with your paper ticket. Not too much of a pain as you have to use the subway anyway, but if there are no readers it makes a mockery of the cross platform interchange (GE lines /Central) for passengers to/from beyond Oysterland.
Both Central Line platforms have Oyster Readers on them (top of the stairs on p3/p5 if I remember correctly), as well as in the concourse leading to the Jubilee Line and the concourse leading to platforms 4a and 4b for the DLR so you have many options.
I use platform 11 every day as I work in Stratford.
There are yellow oyster readers just before you head up the stairs to access platform 11. There are 2 entrances to p11, you can access both as they each have oyster readers. The only pink readers AFAIK are on p1&2 (LO platforms)
The main problem at Stratford is the lack of a ticket machine to buy tickets on plats 9-10 and 10A. There is one on 6/8, which is pretty useless given that all destinations generally served by those platforms are within Oyster availability.
As Dom K says there are yellow Oyster readers at the bottom of the stairs that lead to platforms 11 and 12 from the main (central) corridor. This is the narrow but very busy one that leads from the main ticket hall by the bus station to the north ticket hall (for Westfield). As I have a mix of Oyster cards I have to touch in and out (or the reverse) if I use the GA route from T Hale on which my other card is not valid. I have never had any issue at all with using those validators and thank heavens they are there for people who have two different types of ticket who interchange between services.