After several years when it was just around the corner, contactless payment is likely to be an everyday feature by the end of this year, but as DAVID JENKINS reports, m-ticketing and smartcards are also fast replacing cash and the ticketing industry is developing products fast to meet these new expectations

Stagecoach’s national roll-out of contactless payment has begun in Oxford, where the contactless payment logo appears on the front nearside and above the door of Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC 10684 (SN66 WHC). MARK LYONS

The manufacturers and operators have been promising it for a long time, but 2017 finally looks to be the year when contactless payment will start to become normal on Britain’s buses.

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