Under the deal announced today, CTS will be able to include TfL’s code into the ticketing systems it sells to transport operators and city authorities around the world.
City Hall says a new ‘Hopper’ fare will allow passengers who uses pay as you go with Oyster cards or contactless payments to make an additional bus journey for free within one hour of touching in on the first bus.
Since introduced, more than 350 million journeys have now been made using this world-leading technology, accounting for 28 per cent of all pay as you go journeys on Tube and rail services.
A standard anytime National Rail single fare from London to Swanley is £8.80, but from 9 March the new pay as you go peak fare will be £7.10 (saving £1.70) and £4.10 off peak (saving £4.70).
The company’s UK managing director, Kevin Jenkins, says Transport for London’s acceptance of contactless cards has proven to be a “game changer” which has helped drive up consumer use of the technology.