Transport sets the tone for wider contactless deployment
Travelers in London have developed the contactless habit thanks to Transport for London's (TfL) commitment to the technology. Commuters using the UK capital's transport network account for an average of 450,000 taps a day, making TfL the world's leading contactless retailer by volume of daily EMV contactless transactions. Rollout of EMV contactless started on London's fleet of red buses in December 2012. The system was extended to underground and overground services in 2014. EMV contactless now accounts for more than 10% of all PAYG journeys. MNOs such as EE and Vodafone have also got in on the act and validated their mobile NFC payment applications for TfL's infrastructure.