Plans for the future of London’s public transport ticketing, including the introduction of contactless payment, are to be reviewed by the London Assembly.
The Assembly’s Transport Committee will assess the benefits to passengers and TfL of payment via contactless bank cards and plans to allow compatible electronic cards issued by other transport providers to be used on the Oyster network.
Chair of the Transport Committee, Caroline Pidgeon AM, said: “Transport for London has big plans for the future of ticketing in the capital, but any changes must be geared towards increasing convenience and value for passengers.
“Security is also an issue. The use of contactless bank cards will be seen as a step forward by some people, but others may be reluctant to flash their debit or credit card at a ticket gate.
“We will review the benefits and risks of TfL’s short and long-term ticketing plans to ensure they are right for London.”
The committee will now gather evidence ahead of a public meeting in September.