News stories featuring London Underground:
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.”
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…
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…
August 5th, 2014
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…
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…
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…
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….
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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