Human skin, hair and iron filings - the cocktail of what you are breathing in on the tube.
As of tomorrow morning buses in the capital will no longer accept cash to pay for fares.
"The project is about freeing up capacity on the city surface and reclaiming space for public parks, pedestrians and cyclists,” says TfL.
When asked about London buses going cash free from today Dave Hobday, Managing Director of Worldpay UK, the country's leading payment processing company has said the move is part of a wider shift.
– Dave Hobday, Worldpay UK
We're on the cusp of a seismic shift in shopper behaviour, and predict that everyone from farmers markets to buskers will go cashless.
Contactless kills queues and means businesses never lose a sale during peak times.
Ten years ago around 25% of journeys were paid for with cash, but now it's less than 1% .
In the last month over 44,000 bus passengers a day have used the 'One More Journey' feature introduced to ease the transition of buses going cash free.
It allows users to make one more journey should they not have enough credit on their Oyster card or if their travel card or pass has just expired.
Of those passengers, over 80% have topped up before making a further journey. As a result of this, cash fares dropped and so were only used for 0.7% cent of all journeys on London buses.
Transport for London will save £24m a year by stopping taking cash on buses. They have said the money will be re-invested to further improve London's transport network
New figures released by Transport for London have shown that one person is hospitalised every day in a bus crash in the capital.
The report showed that 86 people had been taken to hospital in accidents over the past three months, which equates to an average of one each day. Boris Johnson will face questions on the figures at Mayor's Question Time later this afternoon.
Since the Congestion Charge was introduced in 2003, TfL says more than £1.2 billion of revenue has been re-invested in transport, including:
- £960m on improvements to the bus network
- £102m on roads and bridges
- £70m on road safety
- £51m on local transport/borough plans
- £36m on sustainable transport and the environment
– Garrett Emmerson, Transport for London
The £1.50 increase is the first since 2011 and is in line with inflation. The Congestion Charge over the last decade has reduced traffic levels by thirty percent and this increase will continue to deter unnecessary journeys into central London.
Transport for London staff from three transport unions are on strike this morning.
Backroom staff from the RMT, TSSA and Unite unions are staging a 24 hour walk-out in a dispute over pay and pensions.