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    TfL tests guide beacons for the blind

    March 9th, 2015

    Transport for London (TfL) is testing the use of Bluetooth beacons that work with a mobile app to provide guidance to visually impaired passengers travelling on the London Underground. “Currently most have to rely on friends to help them get used to familiar routes or phone ahead to request assistance from London Underground staff,” the BBC reports. “Many do not feel confident about using the whole network.”

    TfL reports rapid adoption of contactless payments on London transport

    September 26th, 2014

    More than one million journeys have been paid for using a contactless payment card since Transport for London (TfL) began accepting the cards on the underground and commuter rail services on 16 September. “Contactless payments… More

    Barclaycard to add wearable ticketing to bPay contactless wristband

    September 23rd, 2014

    Barclaycard is to extend the functionality of its bPay contactless wristband to include access control as well as payments, the card issuer has revealed, beginning with the introduction of branded bPay bands for fans of… More

    London buses accept NFC payments

    August 5th, 2014

    London buses now accept payments made using mobile network operator EE’s Cash on Tap NFC solution. Travellers will also be able to pay with NFC on the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground from 16 September 2014.

    London Underground to accept NFC payments

    July 25th, 2014

    Users of mobile network operator EE’s Cash on Tap NFC payments service will be able to use their mobile phone to pay for travel on the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground services… More

    TfL tests NFC for London Underground ticket payments

    April 24th, 2014

    Transport for London (TfL) is testing payments via NFC phones for use on the tube and the overground rail network and is piloting contactless card payments with some 5,000 volunteers. Passengers will be offered the… More

    CBS Outdoor picks Proxama for NFC

    October 29th, 2013

    Global out-of-home advertising provider CBS Outdoor has selected Proxama’s TapPoint platform to add NFC capabilities to its outdoor media estate. More than 8,000 locations in the UK and Europe are due to go live by the… More

    Westfield London shopping centre gets NFC

    September 23rd, 2013

    The Westfield London shopping centre is giving shoppers the opportunity to access and download content, enter competitions and win prizes by tapping their NFC smartphones against digital pods supplied by outdoor media company CBS Outdoor UK…. More

    London buses now accept contactless payments

    December 13th, 2012

    Public transportation users in London can now pay their fare with a contactless credit, debit or charge card on any of the city’s 8,500 buses. The cards can be used to buy single journey tickets… More

    Transport for London delays arrival of new ticketing technology

    May 23rd, 2012

    A new ticketing infrastructure designed to support payments via open-loop contactless cards and NFC phones won’t now arrive in time for the Olympics, TfL has revealed. More

    Barclaycard expands Quick Tap NFC service and offers PayTag stickers to Visa credit card holders

    April 19th, 2012

    The UK-based financial institution has announced two enhancements to its mobile payments offering, increasing the reach of the Quick Tap NFC service it runs with Orange and announcing plans to provide all its Visa credit card customers with a free mobile contactless sticker. More

    Transport for London to accept NFC payments from 2012

    July 12th, 2011

    TfL has agreed to relax its transaction speed requirements to allow payments on London’s bus and underground network to be made via NFC phones and contactless cards from next year — and expects faster NFC phones and contactless cards to arrive in the near future. More

    Transport for London confirms plans to accept contactless cards in time for Olympics

    Transport for London confirms plans to accept contactless cards in time for Olympics

    February 27th, 2011

    London is to be the first city in the world to convert its entire public transport network to accepting contactless payment cards, Transport for London has announced. “By the end of 2012 card readers across the… More

    Orange and Barclaycard set date for UK’s first commercial NFC service

    January 27th, 2011

    British consumers will be able to use NFC phones to make payments at stores across the country from the second quarter of this year, Barclaycard and Everything Everywhere have announced. More

    NFC news in brief • 24 Jan 2011

    January 24th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: MasterCard wins Oyster deal • PayPal nears 100m accounts • Proxama buys Hypertag • Palm tablets to include NFC? • Contactless grows in the UK • NTT Docomo, KT and China Mobile tie up. More

    NFC news in brief • 18 Oct 2010

    October 18th, 2010

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Mass transit aims for contactless standard • O2’s location-based ads • Mobile barcode usage up 700% • RF-SIM supplier set for IPO • Proximity advertising to net $6bn in 2015 • UK leads US in coupon interest • and more… More

    London’s transport network could be NFC-ready for the Olympics

    London’s transport network could be NFC-ready for the Olympics

    October 1st, 2010

    Transport for London (TfL) will have converted all London buses to enable them to accept payment for fares via contactless bank cards by early 2012 and will complete conversion of the London Underground network by… More

    Transport for London buys Oyster brand name, plans extra services and move to mobile ticketing

    April 13th, 2010

    “Oyster has the potential to be used for so much more than simply getting around the capital, and the technology is there to make it even more convenient for Londoners to use by integrating it into mobile phones or bank cards,” says the Mayor of London’s transport advisor. More

    London Underground signals move to NFC

    London Underground signals move to NFC

    January 19th, 2009

    Transport for London’s new ticketing contract will drive the switch to next generation ticketing, London Underground’s managing director has confirmed. More

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