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... More
The handset maker has signed a deal with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to test cloud-based NFC ticketing with Nokia phones by the end of 2011, the company has told NFC World. NFC payments will then arrive on Nokia phones for the first time at the beginning of 2012. More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Austrian bus stops offer NFC updates • Caen gets NFC transit stops too • NFC tag store opens in Korea • Belgian museum offers NFC info • Gentag picks up patch patent • plus Clear2Pay, ITSO, TfL, FirstGroup, Google and more… More
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... More
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
The Department for Transport is providing £20m in funding over the next five years to enable nine of England’s largest urban areas to make the switch to NFC-compatible transport ticketing systems. More
The new O2 Money offering is a low-tech prepaid card solution for now but, says O2, this is just the first step in the operator’s plans to be at the forefront of the move towards the rollout of NFC technology in the UK. More
Transit ticketing supplier Cubic has partnered with Vivotech to offer its customers, who include the transit operators for London, Washington and New York/New Jersey, the ability to upgrade their ticketing systems to accept payment via contactless cards and NFC phones. More
Transport for London’s new ticketing contract will drive the switch to next generation ticketing, London Underground’s managing director has confirmed. More
Transport for London now looks pretty set on its plan to replace its prepaid Oyster contactless card system with a bank-card compatible solution. Both contactless bank cards and NFC are options being considered and TfL will definitely outsource delivery of the new system to the private sector More
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