Oyster roll-out for South East London on January 2nd, 2010

Oyster Pay-As-You-Go will reach Brockley, Ladywell, St John's, Crofton Park and other local stations as part of a city-wide roll-out on January 2nd, 2010, according to a Transport for London press release:

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Transport Secretary, Andrew Adonis, and the Train Operating Companies serving the capital today confirmed that the hundreds of thousands of passengers who travel on National Rail services within Greater London will be able to use Oyster pay as you go from 2 January 2010.

The news means that South East Londoners will at last start to benefit from cheaper fares we have been promised for some time. The Standard illustrated how a Lewisham commuter would benefit, with a trip to Charing Cross costing £1.70 off-peak and £2.10 peak in January, compared with £2.40 at present.

The Evening Standard adds:

Under the agreement Oyster pay-as-you-go will be accepted on all Greater London services operated by Chiltern, National Express East Anglia, London Midland, First Great Western, First Capital Connect, Southern, Southeastern and South West Trains. Oyster pay-as-you-go will also be accepted on c2c services in Greater London as well as Grays, Chafford Hundred, Purfleet and Ockendon stations in Essex.

Thanks to everyone who alerted us to this story!