London public transport passengers will be able to use contactless bank and credit card technology to pay fares across the transport network by mid-July this year.
Extensive trials of a contactless payment system took place on the city’s buses in 2013. The system is part of the latest move by the capital’s transport authority, Transport for London, to eventually phase out cash payments and the Oyster card, the city’s smart travel card.

Deputy Mayor of London Kit Malthouse announced the new system at the 4th Smart City Event in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) in May.