This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 07/09/2017.
This new smartphone app allows Croydon commuters to top up their Oyster card on the move
Croydon commuters will soon be able to top up their Oyster card “on the go” wherever they are after Transport for London (TfL) launched a new free app.
The app is part of a series of improvements planned for London passengers, to make travel around the capital quicker and more convenient.
Top-ups made through the app, which was designed by TfL and developed by Cubic Transportation Systems, can be collected after 30 minutes by touching the Oyster card on a yellow card reader at any tram stop, rail station, London Underground station or River Bus pier.
In addition to checking their balance and adding funds to their card, the app also enables customers to view their last eight weeks’ journey history.
The feature will also include all London buses later in the year; commuters will also be able to obtain refunds for incomplete journeys and view their journey history.
The app is available through the Apple Store and Google Play Store.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London continues to lead the way using new technology to improve our transport network.
“We’ve all had to top up our Oyster card when we’re in a rush or queue at a ticket machine, so being able to add money quickly using your phone will make a real difference to busy commuters.”