London’s fares system has been overhauled to recognise modern working patterns, including greater number of part-time workers and irregular travelling.
Liberal Democrats on the Assembly have urged Mayor Boris Johnson to deliver on a commitment to introduce a weekly cap on Oyster pay as you go fares in 2015.
Contactless fares were first introduced on the bus network in 2012 and last week were extended to the capital’s rail services, including the Tube, DLR and London Overground.
Shashi Verma, TfL’s Director of Customer Experience, explains the development of contactless fares and the future of Oyster.
From today Tube, rail and DLR passengers can choose to pay for their journeys direct from their bank account by using a contactless debit card.