London buses go contactless cards

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BUS passengers will from today be able to use contactless debit or credit cards to pay for journeys, as Transport for London begins its long-awaited rollout of the new payment method.

Anyone with a contactless Visa, American Express or MasterCard should be able to tap the yellow Oyster pay point on the capital’s 8,500 buses, without having to register with TfL.

Users will be charged the same fare as an Oyster Card holder, meaning a single bus fare would cost £1.35 rather than £2.30 for a ticket bought with cash.

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