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Contactless payments are strong among Public Transports of London

The numbers are impressive, millions of customers across London are using quick and easy contactless payment technology to get around the Capital reveals TfL.
Contactless payments have been accepted on London Buses since December 2012 to cover Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, and most National Rail services.

Mobile has played a major role in the contactless payment: More than 300 million journeys made in London using credit or debit cards or mobile technology.

According to the article, here are the new figures:

  • More than 300 million journeys have been made using this technology since its launch in 2012, with more than a million journeys now made each day using Contactless.
  • Nearly 25,000 new cards are used on the network every day, with 27% of all pay as you go journeys on Tube and rail services now made using Contactless.
  • Customers are now also using other methods of payment, such as mobile device ticketing technology. Around 3.5% of all contactless journeys are now made using mobile technology, with around an extra 7,000 devices now seen on average every week.
  • Since July 2015, more than 3.2 million journeys have been made using mobile devices on London's transport network. This is predicted to further increase throughout 2016 as more devices come onto the market and more people adopt them and other Contactless technologies such as watches and wristbands with Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities.

More than a quarter of London ‘pay as you go’ customers now travel using Contactless payments