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Last update 3 July 2019

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If you have ever put a ticket through an automatic barrier and had it fail to open, you may have seen, along with "seek assistance", an error code.  This table gives the codes for Cubic-manufactured machines.  They apply both to older 'magnetic stripe' cards and newer ITSO (smart card) tickets.

Numerical code Text code Definition
00   Valid ticket/card
01 BAD TABLE Invalid table data
02 TYPE/DIR Wrong ticket type or direction
03 TYPE OOR Ticket type out of table's range
04 CHK ERROR Check table error
05 TEST MODE LUL magnetic ticket checking & NTMs: revenue ticket/card presented in test mode TOC ticket checking: test mode ticket
06 NOT TST MD LUL magnetic ticket checking & NTMs: test ticket/card presented in revenue mode TOC ticket checking: engineer signed on
07 UNREAD TK Ticket magnetic code unreadable
08 VRF FAIL Ticket re-coding error (when a THU tried to write code to ticket)
09 INVAL CHK Ticket code read error
11 DATE EXP Ticket/card expired, barcode: expired/out of date
12 TIME O DAY Not valid at this time
13 EXCESS Excess to pay
14 HR NO ACC Ticket not valid, and no applicable excess
15 NO ON VAL No onward validity (ticket valid for station, but not for further travel)
16 OUT ZONE Not valid at this zone
17 NOT ISS HR Not issued here (attempting entry with a ticket issued elsewhere)
18 INVAL STN Not valid at this station
19 NOT YET VL Not yet valid (date), barcode: future dated
20 EXPIRED Card expired
21 DOUBLE ENT Double entry attempted
22 DOUBLE EXI Double exit attempted
23 CARNET NVL Carnet ticket not yet validated
24 LOW SV-NZ1 Insufficient SV.  TKT not zone 1
25 NOT ENTERD Unstarted journey - exit not permitted
26 SM ENT EXT Entry and exit at same station
27 TNP DIS ZN T&P not enabled for this zone
28 SV DISBLD SV disabled
29 PPT DISBLD PPT Disabled, barcode: ticket type not valid
30 CARD DIS Card disabled
31 F INV OSI Illogical interchange through barrier (illogical route)
32 TO INV OSI Illogical interchange through barrier (illogical route)
33 ILLOG OSI Illogical interchange through barrier (illogical route)
34 EXT DISALL Exit not allowed
35 LOW SV-Z1 Insufficient SV.  TKT zone 1
36 LOW SV Insufficient SV.  No TKT
41 PASSB THRU Pass back through/zig-zag: attempt to enter after an entry and exit at the same station; or attempt to exit after an exit and entry at the same station
42 PASSB OVER Pass back over: attempt to enter after an exit and entry at the same station; or attempt to exit after an entry and exit at the same station
43 INVAL PSNG ITSO Invalid number of passengers in an IPE (num adults+num children + num concessions <>1)
44 NO RIDES ITSO There are no rides remaining on an IPE where that IPE is the only valid IPE on the card
45 INVAL IPE ITSO Invalid IPE field value
46 INVAL ENTL ITSO Valid entitlement on card doesn't provide free travel (needs STR to go with it)
47 IPE SEAL ITSO IPE seal error
48 ITSO ICHGE ITSO Too long on interchange
49 ITSO TR TL ITSO Too long on tram-rail interchange
50 ITSO TR NA ITSO Tram-rail Interchange not allowed here
51 ALRDY USED Ticket has already been used
52 BLACK PASS Blacklisted staff pass
53 BLACK PERM Blacklisted travel permit
54 ENIGMA Valid ticket, but only for a journey shorter than that travelled
55 USED JOURN Ticket has already been used for journey
56 OUTOFTERM Scholar pass out of term
57 PPT INVLD Location not covered by PPT, barcode: NLC not valid
58 ITSO ZONES ITSO Insufficient zones
60 ITSO OSI ITSO Too long on out of station interchange
61 LONG OSI Too long at interchange (unexpectedly long time spent changing stations during journey)
62 LONG JOURN Too long on journey (unexpectedly long time spent between journey start and end)
63 LONG PLAT Too long on platform (unexpectedly long time spent on platform, with a platform ticket)
64 LONG XCESS Too long on excess (unexpectedly long time spent between journey start and end, for which the excess applied)
65 ENT TIM XC Ticket entry time limit exceeded
67 CPC DECLINE Payment card declined
69 CPC DECLINE Payment card declined
70 PRSNTN ERR Unspecified NTM presentation error
71 TOO MANY Multiple NTM cards presented
73 EMERG INV Emergency ticket, not valid for travel at this station
74 CARD BLOCK EMV Payment card is blocked by transport authority
75 OYST UNSUP Oyster card capability is unsupported
76 PAYC UNSUP EMV Payment card capability is unsupported
77 ITSO UNSUP ITSO ITSO card capability is unsupported
78 UNKN PCARD EMV Unknown payment card type
79 VAL FAIL EMV Payment card validation failure
80 ISSR BLOCK EMV Payment card is blocked by issuer
81 GROSS OVER Illogical use of ticket
82 INV HIST Illogical use of ticket
83 INV TIME Illogical use of ticket
84 INV GEOG Invalid geography
85 PCARD EXPD EMV Payment card expired
86 AID BIN EMV Payment card has an invalid AID or BIN
87 TXN TIMOUT EMV Payment card transaction timeout
88 WRONG TYPE Wrong system type
89 CARD TYPE Unknown card type
90 REJECT MON Rejecting monitored ticket
91 NOTYET VAL EMV Payment card not yet valid
92 CARD DIR Card directory corrupt
93 CARD CONT Card contents corrupt, barcode: decryption error
94 CARD COMMS Card communications failed, barcode: server comms. error
95 PROC FAIL EMV Payment card processing failure
96 RDR INIT Reader init failed
97 REM EARLY EMV Payment card removed early
98 AUTH REQD EMV Payment card requires online authorisation
99 CHK TIME Ticket checking took too long to complete
100 DELIVERY TOC Ticket was issued in delivery mode
101 TECH TOC Ticket was issued in technician mode
102 TRAINING TOC Ticket was issued in training mode
103 BAD TDATA Invalid data was found on TOC ticket
105 XX INV Invalid TOC type ticket
106 XX REJECT Always to be rejected
107 XX TTTT Time restraint applied to this TOC ticket type
108 PP TTTT Time restraint applied to this TOC passenger type
109 XX TTTT Time restraint specified by LUL data on TOC ticket
111 XX ZONES TOC Ticket is not valid in this zone
112 XX DDMMYY Single/return TOC ticket not valid until date shown
113 XX DDMMYY Single/return TOC ticket not valid after date shown
114 XX DDMMYY Season/rover TOC ticket not valid until date shown
115 XX DDMMYY Season/rover TOC ticket ceased to be valid after date shown
116 XX OOOO Station not listed for entry/exit with this TOC ticket
117 XX DDMMYY TOC ticket ceased to be valid after date shown
118 XX DDMMYY TOC ticket is not valid until date shown
119 XX DDMMYY TOC pass is not valid until date shown
120 XX DDMMYY TOC pass expired on date shown
121 XX PZ TOC pass not valid here
122 XX YY LUL ticket is not valid
123 XX ROUTE TOC ticket prohibits this route at this station
124 PP PASNGR Passenger type not valid, or always rejected, for this TOC ticket
125 XX DDDD TOC ticket destination is not valid for exit here
126 XX OOOO TOC ticket origin is not valid for entry here
127 XX DDMMYY TOC ticket wrong date
128 XX LLLL LUL station only
129 XX TOC Ticket wrong direction
130 XX SSSS LUL station only
131 XX FFFF TOC ticket has insufficient fare
132 XX LUL route
133 XX TTTT TOC ticket pass-back timer not yet expired
134 XX DDMMYY TOC ticket has expired
135 XX RR TOC special rules (magnetic and ITSO)
136 XX TTTT TOC ticket type direction of travel time restriction
137 XX TTTT TOC passenger type direction of travel time restriction

 

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