Transport for London has confirmed Apple Pay can be used on London’s public transport system when it launches in the UK next month.
Apple Pay is a new innovation for users of devices such as the iPhone 6 and Apple watch where payment is taken in user process similar to using a contactless credit or debit card.
TfL was the first public transport provider to accept contactless payment cards and will continue this record of innovation by becoming the first to accept Apple Pay. TfL developed the contactless technology needed to travel on its services in-house and is leading the way with over 100 million contactless journeys made on its services since it launched last September.
TfL’s Director of Customer Experience, Shashi Verma, said: “With around one in ten of all contactless transactions in the UK now taking place on our transport services in London, we are delighted to welcome Apple Pay as another new and convenient contactless way for our customers to pay for their travel.”