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September 8, 2017

Cubic, Transport for London roll out mobile ticketing app for Oyster card customers

By Shruti T

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Transport for London (TfL) have launched TfL mobile ticketing app for Oyster card customers in London.

The mobile app will enable Oyster card users to manage travel fares and payments, top up the cards and view journey history. It can be accessed through App Store and Google Play Store for Android and Apple iOS devices.

The app features pay-as-you-go, weekly, monthly or annual travel which can be bought in the app and within 30 minutes it is added to customers Oyster cards that can be used by tapping the card on the yellow reader at London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Trams and TfL Rail stations as part of their journey.

TfL chief technology officer Shashi Verma said: “Pay-as-you-go with Oyster and contactless has delivered greater convenience for our customers and we are constantly trying to make further improvements.

“As smartphones become an increasingly essential part of our customers’ lives, we are introducing this app to make the process of buying and checking travel products as quick and convenient as possible.”

CTS executive vice president and managing director of Europe Roger Crow said: “This project exemplifies our strong partnership with TfL to innovate and deliver solutions that benefit the ultimate end user – TfL’s customers.

“This important step forward utilizes Cubic’s leading-edge technology and builds on the mobile ticketing solutions we have developed for our U.S. and German customers.”

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