The standard public Oyster card is blue but colour variants are used by transport staff.
A pale blue version is issued to TfL Staff.
A purple card is issued for bus operators.
A red card is issued to retired TfL Staff.
A current member of TfL Staff can nominate another person to receive the same benefits.
A current Bus Operator can nominate another person to receive the same benefits.
There is also a white card for senior TfL executives.
Famous quotes containing the words cards and/or staff:
“Out in Hollywood, where the streets are paved with Goldwyn, the word sophisticate means, very simply, obscene. A sophisticated story is a dirty story. Some of that meaning was wafted eastward and got itself mixed up into the present definition. So that a sophisticate means: one who dwells in a tower made of a DuPont substitute for ivory and holds a glass of flat champagne in one hand and an album of dirty post cards in the other.”
—Dorothy Parker (18931967)
“Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.”
—Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 17:40.