No cash accepted on London buses from Sunday as Transport for London moves to cashless system

Haringey Independent: London buses will no longer accept cash fares from Sunday, July 6 London buses will no longer accept cash fares from Sunday, July 6

Buses in London will no longer accept cash fares from Sunday as the capital’s transport provider moves to a cashless system.

Passengers will only be able to board a bus using Oyster cards, a contactless payment bank card or a prepaid or concessionary ticket.

Transport for London says just one per cent of passengers still use cash to pay for their bus tickets.

Mike Weston, TfL’s director of buses, said: “The way our customers pay for goods and services is evolving, so we need to ensure our ticketing evolves too. 

“Removing cash from our bus network not only offers customers a quicker and more efficient bus service, it enables us to make savings of £24m a year, which will be reinvested to further improve London’s transport network.”

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11:31pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Cadwallader says...

Yes well, Barnet's massively successful cashless parking scheme demonstrates the brilliance of this idea.

I daresay Boris has taken a leaf out of our erstwhile AM Brian "Common-Assault-by-B
eating" Coleman's playbook, and is having the cash collection systems on the buses put beyond use.

What a shower of shysters.
Yes well, Barnet's massively successful cashless parking scheme demonstrates the brilliance of this idea. I daresay Boris has taken a leaf out of our erstwhile AM Brian "Common-Assault-by-B eating" Coleman's playbook, and is having the cash collection systems on the buses put beyond use. What a shower of shysters. Cadwallader
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1:36am Thu 3 Jul 14

Suzy-Sue says...

What happens if you lose your purse/ are pickpocketed and lose all your cards etc and have no way of getting home late at night, but some kind soul offers you some money to get home, then what..... are you totally stuck? Or are there ticket machines near 'all' bus stops that you can use to get a ticket to board a bus?
What happens if you lose your purse/ are pickpocketed and lose all your cards etc and have no way of getting home late at night, but some kind soul offers you some money to get home, then what..... are you totally stuck? Or are there ticket machines near 'all' bus stops that you can use to get a ticket to board a bus? Suzy-Sue
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9:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

DJFearRoss says...

I don't even have a one of those new bank cards as yet.
I don't even have a one of those new bank cards as yet. DJFearRoss
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