Happy first birthday: Contactless cards have been on the Tube for a year

One in seven contactless payments are made on the Tube (Source: Getty)

They may account for 20 per cent of all pay-as-you-go journeys now, but contactless payments on the Tube were introduced just one year ago today.

Over 180 million journeys have been made with contactless cards, more than 625,000 a day. A whopping one in seven of all contactless card payments in the UK are made on the Tube network.

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Commuter hubs London Bridge, Canary Wharf, Kings Cross and Liverpool Street are the top stations for contactless payments.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “It’s been an astonishing 12 months with so many Londoners embracing contactless technology on our transport network.

"It is clear passengers love using the payments to travel, and why on earth not – it’s quick, it’s easy and ensures you get the best fare. It’s yet another example of how we continue to invest in the latest technology to make getting around the capital as easy as possible.”

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