Why does the tube always decline my chip card even though I have plenty of money in my account?
I’ve lived in London for the last few months and I still have my chip non contactless card and yet sometimes it works on the tube and other times it doesn’t even when I have plenty of money in my bank, is this normal?
- CliveLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
You said it yourself. It's a non-contactless card. So of course it doesn't work. Just having a chip in it doesn't make it contactless.
- ZapataLv 66 months ago
You are not the brightest bulb in the box, are you?
- MercuryLv 77 months ago
You need a new card.
- joe_on_drumsLv 67 months ago
You can buy a tube card, called an oyster, that is a tap activated card. You can put as much or as little as you plan on using. You can return it before leaving or give it to someone is it has only a little money left. Remember, it is called an OYSTER.
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- bluebellbkkLv 77 months ago
Your question say 'always' but your more detailed explanation says 'sometimes'.
The right answer will depend on which you actually mean. If your card is ALWAYS declined, then it's not capable of being used that way. If it's SOMETIMES declined, then there's a fault in the card and you should ask your bank to fix it.
- sunshine_melLv 77 months ago
You need a contactless payment card (or oyster card) to travel on the underground
As you don't have a contactless payment card, it's unlikely your payment method will work
- David SLv 77 months ago
The chip is probably worn or damaged. Your bank should replace your card
- Anonymous7 months ago
non contactless card