No more cash in London Buses
Money won’t be able to be used on any of London’s buses in a move that Transport for London (TfL) claims can save £24m annually.
Travellers will require a prepaid or concessionary ticket, Oyster card or a contactless payment card to travel.
TfL claimed just 0.7% of all bus travels had been covered using money and therefore tourists were improbable to be disturbed.
But the Green Party mentioned more ticket outlets were required and disputed just how vulnerable passengers might deal.
TfL said its analysis revealed the move, which came into force at 04:30 BST, was improbable to impact tourists “as the vast majority use a prepaid ticket, such as a Visitor Oyster, to travel around London”. TfL drivers were instructed to guide travelers who have difficulties getting around the new system.