Transport chiefs today called for contactless payments to be accepted across the UK rail network as they revealed conventional tickets were “on the verge of obsolescence” in London.
Contactless accounts for a third of Tube fares income and Transport for London hopes to “eliminate” paper tickets and the Oyster card in the next five to 10 years.
The use of contactless bank cards to pay for travel has soared since its launch in the capital in 2014 and now accounts for about 60 million journeys a month on TfL buses, Tubes and trains.
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