The first stations to install Transport for London-style (TfL) contactless payments have been named.
Fifty-three new locations will introduce the Tap-In/Out payment system, connecting to more than 200 stations in a ring around London that will receive the upgrade.
The systems, including equipment from Cubic Transportation Systems, will be installed at all announced stations by December 2023 as part of £20million work funded by the Department for Transport (DfT).
Railway Minister Huw Merriman said: “One of the best ways to get more people to use our railways is to make travel as easy, flexible and convenient as possible, and the government’s railway reform program is prioritizing that.”
“Expanding tap-in-tap-out ticketing is the next step in our rail reform plan we’re working toward by removing the stress of finding the best deal in advance or having the right ticket ready at the gates.” Pay As You Go will be rolled out beyond the South East through the Midlands to the North.”
Here are the first 53 stations set to receive the upgrade – is yours on the list?
Which train stations will introduce contactless payment?
From Apsley to Wraysbury, a further 53 stations will be equipped with contactless technology by the end of the year.
The technology is already available at more than 350 stations across London, with three quarters of journeys using TfL services now accepting contactless.
The expansion will not include Oyster cards and will focus on bank card-based contactless payments.
These are the 53 channels included in the announcement:
Full list of UK train stations accepting contactless payments
- Ashford (Surrey)
- racket and ball
- brick wood
- Denham Golf Club
- Dunton Green
- East Tilbury
- Gerrard’s Cross
- Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe
- like wood
- Kempton Park
- King’s Langley
- Leigh on Sea
- Leighton Buzzard
- park road
- Seer Green & Jordans
- seven oaks
- Southend Central
- Southend East
- Abbey of St Albans
- Thorpe Bay
- Tilbury Town
- Upper Halliford
- Virginia water
- Watford North
- West Horndon
- Windsor & Eton Riverside
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