Oyster users travelling on Tube and rail services across London will benefit from weekly fares capping from Monday (27th September 2021).
Daily caps on Tube and rail services are set at one fifth of the price of a weekly cap, and if customers travel more frequently, the cap ensures they don’t pay more than the equivalent weekly Travelcard. Capping is already available to passengers paying with contactless and Oyster customers who only travel on bus and tram services.
As well as providing weekly capping, an update to the Oyster system will make it easier for taps that have been accidentally missed to be refunded.
Weekly capping for those with Zip cards and other discounts is expected to launch during 2022.
Mike Tuckett, Head of Customer Payments at TfL, said: “Pay as you go has been a huge success for London and following the pandemic we are seeing how the flexibility and convenience that it offers is benefiting those whose travelling habits might have changed.
“Following significant technical development and successful discussions with the train operating companies, we are pleased to now be able to extend weekly Tube and rail capping to Oyster customers, meaning that they can now benefit from knowing they won’t pay more than an equivalent weekly Travelcard for their journeys across London.”