Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that Apple Pay can be used on London’s public transport system when it launches in the UK next month.
TfL was the first public transport provider to accept contactless payment cards and is set to become the first to accept Apple Pay. Over 100 million contactless journeys have been made on its services since it launched in September 2014.
One in 10 contactless transactions in the UK are made on TfL’s network, making TfL one of the largest contactless merchants worldwide. Over four million unique credit or debit cards have been used on TfL services so far and more than 1.2 million contactless transactions are made each day on TfL services – representing 17% of pay as you go journeys.
TfL’s Director of Customer Experience, Shashi Verma, said: “With around one in 10 of all contactless transactions in the UK now taking place on our transport services in London, we are delighted to welcome Apple Pay as another new and convenient contactless way for our customers to pay for their travel.
“I would encourage anyone who uses pay as you go to try contactless. There’s no need to top-up, just touch in and out with your mobile device, credit or debit card.’
For more information on Apple Pay, visit: https://www.apple.com/uk/apple-pay