|TfL Network Goes Contactless in September
Credit and debit cards will work on Tube, rail and bus services
Pay as you go customers on London's entire transport network will be able to use their credit, debit, charge cards or devices in the same way as Oyster from September 16.
Customers will no longer have to spend time topping up Oyster balances as fares are charged directly to payment card accounts.
A new daily plus Monday to Sunday cap will also apply for contactless customers - TfL says it will automatically calculate the best value contactless fare over the course of the week.
Shashi Verma, TfL's director of Customer Experience, says:
Registered customers can see their journey and payment history via their TfL online account. This also gives customers the ability to obtain refunds on incomplete journeys.
In April this year, around 3,000 customers took part in a successful pilot on the Tube and rail network. Feedback has been used to improve the service, including making the online accounts easier to use.
For more information and a video illustrating how contactless payments work, visit TfL Contactless.
Contactless payment cards are debit, credit, charge or pre-paid cards which can be used to make quick, easy and secure payments for everyday purchases of £20 and under. There's no need for a PIN or a signature, just touch your card on a contactless card reader. For more information go here.
August 11, 2014