Nearly 25% of pay as you go journeys are made using contactless cards or Apple Pay
Nearly 25% of pay as you go journeys are made using contactless cards or Apple Pay

Apple and Mastercard to give free Tube travel to Apple Pay users

Anyone who taps on with Apple Pay using a Mastercard will get their journey refunded, on the next four Mondays

Andrew Griffin
Sunday 22 November 2015 16:28
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Apple and Mastercard are giving free Tube travel to people on the next four Mondays.

Fares will be free for anyone using Apple Pay and a Mastercard. The refunds will run on all of the Mondays between 23 November and 14 December.

How to use Apple Pay

Transport for London has supported Apple Pay since it was introduced, this summer. Along with contactless credit and debit cards, users can tap onto buses and tubes in the same way as a normal Oyster card.

Nearly 25 per cent of journeys on pay as you go are now made using contactless cards or Apple Pay, according to Mastercard.

Apple Pay is used by opening the Wallet app on an iPhone or Apple Watch, and going through the setup procedure. Once that’s done, double clicking the home button on the phone or side-button on the Apple Watch turns it into a contactless card, letting it be tapped on the reader.

The feature is available on the iPhone 6 and 6s, and their Plus-sized counterparts.

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