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Text payment for congestion charge could go

TfL hopes a new Smartphone app could replace the text payment system Photo:

Drivers may no longer be able to pay their congestion charge by text message under plans being considered by Transport for London.

TfL says the texts are an under-used payment service and are hoping to launch a Smartphone app to replace it.

It says the app would allow drivers to check their congestion charge accounts and balances, along with expiry dates of discounts.

It is launching a six-week consultation on the plans.

Text messages currently make up 400 out of the 130,000 congestion charge payments made each day.

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