Consult Hyperion has been working with Transport for London (TfL), the local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system in Greater London, to prepare for the launch of contactless bank card ticketing.
The first phase of the project will begin with bus passengers, who will have the option of paying their single bus fares using a contactless debit or credit card on London’s buses in mid-December. This payment option will then be rolled out to the rest of the transport network, including the Tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Tram and London Overground Network. Discussions are also well advanced with the Train Operating Companies about accepting contactless debit and credit cards on National Rail services where Oyster is currently accepted.
The opportunity to use contactless debit and credit cards will offer much greater convenience for passengers who travel in London, since they’ll be able to use a card that they already have, instead of having to carry and top-up an Oyster card, and will not need to take any action before they travel.
Contactless ticketing will also help to reduce the production and distribution costs connected with traditional paper-based and smart card ticketing channels, and will also provide customers with
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