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TfL is launching Apple Pay on public transport

Posted at 1:15 pm, June 9, 2015 in Transport
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Great news for forgetful travellers: as well as your Oyster and debit card, you’ve now got a third way to pay for your commute – as of next month you’ll be able to use your Apple device to touch in and out. 

TfL has confirmed that customers will be able to use Apple Pay on public transport when it launches in July. Simply tap your iPhone 6 or Apple Watch (if you’re a baller) on the reader and you can go about your commute. Easy peasy. You’ll be privy to the same capped service when using Apple Pay as you are with your contactless card, so you get the best value for a day or week’s travel.

EE users with NFC-enabled SIM cards and compatible phones – Samsung Galaxies, Sony Xperias and HTC, uh, Ones – can already wave and pay with their device.

The news comes as TfL reports that one in ten contactless payments in the UK take place on London transport. That’s 1.2 million contactless payments per day. And apparently, the most tap-happy stations are Oxford Circus, King’s Cross, London Bridge, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf. #facts. Get more information at tfl.gov.uk.

Check out:

➔ Londoners tube confessions

➔ An amazing unofficial tube map

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