Still using your Oyster card? It might be time to switch to contactless payment if you’re a pay as you go customer.
Analysis by the Labour party has found that an Oyster card user could potentially end up paying almost £100 more for their weekly travel than someone using their bank card.
It’s because TfL has introduced a weekly cap on bank card payments, while Oyster card users still only have a daily cap (unless you buy a weekly travel card).
The study showed that passengers travelling through zones 4-7 seven days a week would pay £121.20 using Oyster and £29.40 using contactless. Those travelling through zones 1-4 would pay £68.40 using Oyster, where as contactless card users would be charged £45.
TfL said: ‘The same fares apply to both contactless and Oyster.’
Now that’s cleared up, here are 41 beautiful pictures of the London Underground.
Correction: An earlier version of this post said that the ‘average’ Oyster user spent £100 more than the average contactless user. In fact this figure only applies to a very specific subset of journeys. The article has been updated to reflect this.