United Kingdom


Case study: UK

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.

 Document

  • Contactless EMV thrives in London public transport​

    Contactless EMV thrives in London public transport​

    Is transport boosting payment? Contactless EMV in London public transport is setting the tone.

    Contactless EMV thrives in London public transport​
  • Snapshot: London Underground goes contactless

    Snapshot: London Underground goes contactless

    In September, the London Underground started accepting contactless payment by both card and NFC-equipped smartphone. Our infographic gives a snapshot of how it's going so far, and hints at its vast potential

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 Video

  • Video: The Tube's journey to contactless ticketing

    It's the world's oldest metro system, but the London Underground's ticketing is on the cutting edge. Our animation traces its evolution.

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