Trial fare collection system, the Haines fare collection box' installed on an MBS-type single deck split entrance bus in 1970. Used on flat fare suburban routes, the passenger was required to drop the exact fare into a transparent box. The driver would then operate a lever allowing the money to fall into a sealed container. No tickets were issued. Demonstrating the new fare collection system is Mrs Jacqueline Cutler, of the LT publicity office, shown here with bus driving instructor David Morgan at Chiswick Works.
Unknown photographer, 16 Oct 1970
Image no: 900-8-10
Inventory no: 2004/16200
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20th Century London caption: In the early 1970s, use of public transport was continuing to fall. This was largely due to the increase in private car ownership during the 60s. London Transport (L.T.) experimented with various means of improving bus services and cutting costs. The photo here shows a trial fare-collection system tested between 1970 and 1972. The woman, Jacqueline Cutler of the L.T. publicity office, is dropping coins into clear plastic box. The driver, instructor David Morgan, will operate a lever to make the money to fall into a sealed container. No tickets were issued. This removed the need for a conductor, which was seen as a good way to reduce spending. The disadvantage of the system was that passengers needed to have the correct change.