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A new way to pay for travel
Contactless payment cards are making life easier. You can already use them to pay for things wherever you see the contactless symbol - and now you can use them on buses as well.
It is similar to using an Oyster card, only using your contactless credit, debit or charge card instead. That means no topping up or buying credit in advance - just touch in and go.
Find out more about using contactless payment cards on buses
In early 2014, you'll be able to use your contactless payment card on:
- Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
- London Overground
You'll also be able to check your journey history online, which means you can see where you've been and how much it cost. And because everything will be managed by your card issuer, it means the whole system is secure. There's no need for PIN numbers, and at no point will we have access to your account.
When the new system is in place, you'll be able to use your contactless payment card for all pay as you go journeys. The card readers at ticket gates will look the same, but you'll be able to touch in using either your contactless payment card or an Oyster card.
Once the system has been rolled out across all our services, fares will be capped for the day you travel like with Oyster.
Quick and convenient
Oyster will still be accepted across the network, but using a contactless payment card instead will mean:
- No more queuing for tickets
- No need to top up your Oyster card
- No need for visitors to get a ticket on arrival
If you have any questions or comments about contactless payment, you can send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org