Manchester 'Oyster card' in chaos as contractor admits it cannot deliver
George Osborne’s northern powerhouse suffers fresh blow as Transport for Greater Manchester severs contract with firm hired to install smart ticketing
A key feature of George Osborne’s plans for a northern powerhouse appears to be in turmoil after the contractor hired to install smart ticketing on transport across Greater Manchester admitted it cannot deliver.
Plans for an Oyster card-style service to modernise Manchester’s creaking transport network were described as a “key priority” by the chancellor in his budget speech in July.
Source: Guardian Transport