As of tomorrow morning buses in the capital will no longer accept cash to pay for fares.
You might want to think twice before travelling home on any of these routes.
Cars crawl through central London at the slowest rush-hour rate in the country.
Transport for London has announced that contactless payment will be rolled out on September 16. The scheme, already available on buses, will allow commuters to pay with credit and debit cards that feature the contactless icon.
Contactless payments coming to Tube, London Overground, DLR and Trams from 16 September
New contactless payment option from 16 Sept will mean customers will no longer have to check and top up their Oyster balance
Technology will automatically calculate the best value for contactless travel from 16 Sept with ‘Daily’ and ‘Monday to Sunday’ fare capping
There are delays this evening on the Circle, District and Hammersmith and City lines after a woman was killed by a train at Edgware Road this afternoon.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Severe delays on the entire line due to an earlier customer incident
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
St James Street in Piccadilly has been closed due to what is thought to be a lorry fire.
Transport for London has tweeted an update urging drivers to use alternative routes.
A4 Piccadilly (eastbound) at the j/w St James's Street - Road closed due to a fire. Please use another route. http://t.co/uk5v0eJV3s
BBC journalist Nick Eardley tweeted that the fire appeared to have spread to the lorry after starting underground.
One more update on Piccadilly. Fire appears to have started under the pavement and spread to vehicle. Again, no suggestion of explosion.
– Charles Horton, Southeastern
We're not surprised that our customers have responded to the survey in this way as we too were frustrated by the problems that hampered services over the winter.
Other low marks for the value for money of tickets in the South East were scored by:
- Abellio Greater Anglia, 35%
- South West Trains, 37%
- First Capital Connect, 38%
- Southern, 39%
Source: Passenger Focus