First publishedin ITS International
Transportation Systems and Transport for London
(TfL) have launched the TfL mobile ticketing app for Oyster card users in London. Designed by TfL and developed by Cubic, the app allows Oyster card users to manage travel fares and payments, top up their cards and view journey history via an Android or Apple iOS devices.
A range of tickets, including pay-as-you-go, weekly, monthly or annual travel, can be bought using the app and then added to customers’ Oyster cards after 30 minutes by touching the card on the yellow reader at London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Trams and TfL Rail stations as part of the journey. Mobile app purchases can also be added at London river piers and National Rail stations that accept Oyster cards.
Planned updates will allow travel permits to be delivered and picked up on any of TfL’s 9,000 buses. Journey histories for view will also be expanded to include those paid via contactless pay-as-you-go bankcards.