Transport for London says that the contactless card payment scheme will be rolled out on the Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, tube and trams by the end of 2013.
Discussions are also underway with London's train companies about accepting contactless payment cards on National Rail services where Oyster is currently accepted.
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