TfL drops cashless plans

Transport for London has decided not to press ahead with plans to remove the cash option from all its ticket machines.

It had considered it to reduce the spread of viruses in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis but London’s financial paper City AM reports that it changed its mind after lobbying.

One group opposed was London Travel Watch whose director Emma Gibson told the paper, “We’re delighted that TfL have decided not to go ahead with their plans to stop taking cash at all stations across the capital.

“Their proposals would have left a large number of people in London reliant on newsagents to top up their Oyster cards using cash but our research has shown that many London Underground or DLR stations don’t have one nearby or they may not be open when passengers need them.”

TfL says it’ll keep its payment options under review.

(Picture – Yay Images)

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