From Sunday 6 July, all our buses are going cash free, so you will no longer be able to use cash to pay for your bus fare.
You can use an Oyster or contactless payment card to pay as you go. The single adult pay as you go bus fare is £1.45 with either of these cards.
If you don’t have enough credit on your Oyster card, you can now make one more journey on a bus. You must then top up before you can use your Oyster card again.
For more information please visit tfl.gov.uk/waystopay
Since cash fares are currently about £1 more than paying with an Oyster card or contactless paymentcard, this could be a blessing in disguise for Londoners… Unless it’s one of those monday morning which can’t get any worse when you’re running late AND you’re left your Oystercard at home… Oh and your purse. And you can just about scramble enough change at the bottom of your bag to pay to get on the bus!… Lets hope for less of those days from the 6th July onwards.
The Oyster card is proving to be as important as your bank card in your wallet. So don’t forget it, or lose it… Or forget where you lost it! Last year nearly 20 millionl lost Oyster cards, each in balance of around £2.67 making a total of £53 million down the drain – or a nice bonus for TFL. Let hope the money goes towards giving Londoners better transport service.
Have you had an Oyster card blessing or nightmare? Share it with me in the comment box below x