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London Bus Hits One Million Contactless Payments Milestone

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Tap to pay is increasing in popularity.

As NFC becomes a more common feature of smartphones and credit cards, more and more retailers and service providers are offering customers the option of contactless payments. While it's not quite the norm just yet, it is becoming more popular. London Bus announced that it has processed one million contactless payments.

According to an infograph released by Transport for London, one million contactless payments have been processed since the system was rolled out four months ago. Travelers without correct change or who have insufficient funds on their Oyster cards can pay by tapping their NFC-enabled credit card instead. The most popular route for contactless payments was the 38 (Clapton Pond Victoria), followed by the 73 (Victoria Stoke Newington) and the 55 (Leyton Oxford Circus). The most popular stops were London Bridge, Angel Station, and Tottenham Court Road Station. More interestingly, of London Bus's 8,500 active buses, every single one has processed a contactless payment.

Check out the full infographic below:


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    jaber2 , April 12, 2013 9:26 AM
    Really? smartphone news now?
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    Meatymutawings , April 12, 2013 10:15 AM
    guess what, the buses in China have been using contactless payments for more than a decade and have probably reached more than one billion payments, where's the article on that?
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    RaZZ3RDeath , April 12, 2013 1:10 PM
    And here I thought of a mass-murderer bus actually hitting one million ........... people ? Damn you Tom's Hardware with your titles.