Over 1m contactless journeys in London
Over 1m journeys have now been made using contactless payment cards and devices since TfL launched this new way to pay for public transport on 16 September. Over 375,000 Tube and Rail journeys and over 785,000 Bus and tram journeys have been made using contactless payments since 16 September. Contactless payments have been available on the bus network since December 2012. There have been over 250,000 instances per day of customers touching a contactless payment card or device on readers across transport in London. 5% of all pay as you go trips are now made using contactless payments.
Contactless payments work in the same way as Oyster cards, charging customers an adult rate ‘pay as you go’ fare when they touch in and out on readers at the start and end of every journey. Customers using this payment method can benefit from having their fares capped, automatically calculating the best price for their contactless travel in a day or over a seven day period from Monday to Sunday. Oyster will continue to be available. The next part of TfL’s plans to revolutionise ticketing will concentrate on how the benefits of contactless can be brought to Oyster, to ensure all customers experience the same convenience.