This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 16/05/2017.
Croydon commuters with a Samsung phone can now pay for travel with their mobile
The new payment app, which can be downloaded from the Samsung Galaxy Apps store, supports MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards from major UK banks and building societies.
In addition to the Tramlink, the app can be used for pay as you go journeys on London Buses, London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line cable car, River Bus and most National Rail services in London.
Shashi Vermi, chief technology officer at TfL, explained that customers just need to simply touch the middle of their phone on the yellow card reader in the same way they use their Oyster or contactless payment card to pay as you go.
She said: “It’s great to see another mobile ticketing option introduced into the market. More than 900 million contactless journeys have already been made in London and the ability to nominate a specific transport card with Samsung Pay will significantly benefit customers using this simple and secure mobile payment solution.”