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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A cloudy start to the short Christmas week. It's gong to be a mild one though with temperatures already above the double figure mark.
As we move into a shorter working week for most people, we are looking at a generally cloudy one.
Lots of cloud around today feeling relatively mild although it probably felt a bit cooler because of the breeze.