More than £53 million credit is sitting on Oyster cards which have not been used for at least a year, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

London Loves Business report:

There are over 19 million Oyster cards lying unused for more than a year with over £53m in credit, it has emerged.

These figures came out after a Freedom of Information Request by LondonlovesBusiness.com to Transport for London. The latest figures indicated that there are 19,029,373 Oyster cards in circulation that have been unused for a year or longer, with £53,227,502 in credit.

The largest amount of credit left on one of the Oysters is a whopping £90.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.