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Virgin Media free Wi-Fi now available in 150 London Tube stations, including Richmond and Wimbledon

Virgin Media free Wi-Fi now available in 150 London Tube stations, including Richmond and Wimbledon

By 3 November 2014

Free Wi-Fi is now available in 150 London Underground stations after a further six were added to the network. With 270 Tube stations in the capital in total, that still leaves some way to go before the entire system is covered, but passengers in Wimbledon... >>

Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

By 29 October 2014

Barclaycard and the Mayor of London have launched an initiative whereby you can donate a penny to London charities every time you use your contactless payment card on the capital's transport services. Penny for London is possible thanks to Barclaycard's... >>

New driverless Tube trains announced by Transport for London, due from 2020

New driverless Tube trains announced by Transport for London, due from 2020

By 9 October 2014

Transport for London has announced its driverless Tube service, and released mocked-up images. The trains, that run automatically, are due to begin coming into service around mid-2020. Tfl has announced that there will be 250 new Tube trains for the Bakerloo,... >>

Over 375,000 passengers use contactless payments on London Tube in a week

Over 375,000 passengers use contactless payments on London Tube in a week

By 25 September 2014

Transport for London has revealed that over one million passengers have paid for travel in the capital using their smartphones or contactless payment cards since London Underground started to accept the method. Of those, 375,000 have paid for Tube journeys... >>

London’s hybrid buses to wirelessly recharge at stops

London’s hybrid buses to wirelessly recharge at stops

By 27 August 2014

Hybrid London buses that use batteries and a motor will now start recharging at stops, wirelessly. The inductive charge should mean the engine won't need to be used as much, or at all. The inductive charging, built into the bus stops, will be trialled... >>

High tech buses take to London streets

High tech buses take to London streets

By 5 August 2014

Transport for London has begun trialling London buses with new technology built-in. These should be able to offer travellers Wi-Fi, smart top-deck seating read-outs and more detailed information screens with maps. Currently TfL is testing out two London... >>

Tap your EE phone to hop on a London bus, without an Oyster card in sight

Tap your EE phone to hop on a London bus, without an Oyster card in sight

By 4 August 2014

EE has announced that from today its customers will be able to use their phones to tap-to-pay their way onto London buses. Anyone with an EE phone packing NFC is able to use the Cash on Tap service to pay their bus fare. The usual daily and weekly payment... >>

Ditch your Oyster, London Tubes to accept contactless payments from September

Ditch your Oyster, London Tubes to accept contactless payments from September

By 25 July 2014

Transport for London has announced that London's Tube network will accept contactless payments from 16 September. London's Overground, DLR and Tram networks will also support the payment system. Buses do already. That effectively means that you can ditch... >>

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July

By 17 July 2014

Friday 18 July is set to be the hottest day of the summer in England. Fear not, Uber is offering ice cream on demand in over 144 cities in 38 countries. If the heat is getting too much reach for your Uber app and you can beckon an ice cream van. As a... >>

Uber ruled legal in the UK by TfL

Uber ruled legal in the UK by TfL

By 4 July 2014

After uproar in the UK over taxi app service Uber, Transport for London has ruled that it is not breaking any laws. There has been growing upset over recent months about apps like Uber not being held to the same standards as London's traditional Hackney... >>