Transport for London is bringing Oyster payments in line with contactless methods on the London Underground and rail services with a weekly cap from 27 September.
The move means passengers using Oyster will no longer need to buy a weekly travelcard. Analysis shows that eight out of ten journeys made on the Underground are now made using pay as you go rather than travelcards or single tickets. Daily caps on rail and Underground services are set at a fifth of the rate of a weekly cap, and it has previously been available for passengers who only use Oyster on buses or trams in London.
Passenger numbers on the Underground continue to rise, with 2.4 million journeys made on 22 September, the highest weekday level since before the Covid pandemic.