Canary Wharf, Oxford Circus, London Bridge, Victoria and Liverpool Street are the most popular stations for passengers paying by contactless card according to new Transport for London figures.
Contactless fares were first introduced on the bus network in 2012 and last week (Tuesday September 16th) were extended to the capital’s rail services, including the Tube, DLR and London Overground.
TfL says more than 375,000 rail trips have paid for using contactless with a further 785,000 bus journeys being made in the same period and that the new payment method already accounts for nearly five per cent of all pay as you go journeys on the network.
Shashi Verma, TfL’s Director of Customer Experience, said: “It is really encouraging to see over one million contactless journeys on transport across London in the first week.
“We want travelling in London to be as easy and convenient for our customers as possible and contactless is one of the steps we have taken to make that happen.”