180m plus contactless payments in London
Over 180m journeys have been made using contactless payments on London’s transport network in the first year since its launch, according to TfL. Customers using contactless pay the same adult-rate pay as you go fare as Oyster. One in seven of all contactless transactions in the UK now takes place on London’s transport, with contactless payments now accounting for 20% of all pay as you go journeys. The busiest day for contactless payment journeys was on 11 September 2015 when over 900,000 journeys were made.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said, ‘It’s been an astonishing 12 months with so many Londoners embracing contactless technology on our transport network. It is clear passengers love using the payments to travel, and why on earth not, it’s quick, it’s easy and ensures you get the best fare. It’s yet another example of how we continue to invest in the latest technology to make getting around the Capital as easy as possible.’