Interesting Fact - Transport

London buses are no longer accepting cash payments for journeys*.

(There are different ways to pay the bus fare:

  • An Oyster card with pay as you go credit, Travelcard or Bus & Tram Pass
  • A Visitor Oyster card
  • A contactless payment card to pay as you go
  • A Day Travelcard

In fact, according to the Payments Council, cash payments make up the majority of transactions in the UK - just.  Cash transactions account for 52%, but this is down from 58 per cent in 2009.

For now cash is still king, but with virtual wallets, and mobile payment systems, the march of a cashless society seems to be unstoppable.

Stop the world, I want to get off.)

*That said, legally, they are not allowed to refuse a cash payment.