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TfL named fastest growing contactless merchant in UK after six months

Transport for London (TfL) is the fastest growing contactless merchant in the UK for MasterCard just six months after it was launched on London Underground, tram, DLR, London Overground, buses and most National Rail services in London.Contactless on tube

The world leading technology is now being used by millions of customers, providing them with easier and more convenient journeys. On 13 March the number of contactless taps made on a single day reached one million. Over 14 per cent of all pay as you go journeys across TfL services are now made using contactless, with over 60 million journeys made in the last six months.

The top five London Underground stations where customers have made contactless payments are Oxford Circus, Kings Cross, London Bridge, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf.

Scott Abrahams, Group Head of Acceptance and Emerging Payments at MasterCard UK&I said: `This milestone for TfL shows just how quickly consumers have taken to contactless in London. This extraordinary take up is having a halo effect on other businesses in the UK who accept contactless payments. They are also seeing a significant shift in the way their customers are choosing to pay.’

More information on contactless payments can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/contactless