In the past year more than 180 million Tube, DLR, Overground and bus journeys have been paid for with Contactless, helping familiarise millions of Londoners with the technology.
Transport for London says more than 60m journeys have been paid for using contactless fares in the past month, with the payment method now accounting for 14 per cent of all pay as you go journeys.
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.