Good news for Android users! The days of having to fumble about with Oyster cards or bank cards at the tube ticket barriers are finally gone, because you can now use Android's new mobile payment service on public transport in London. Android Pay launches in the UK today, and will be valid on tubes, buses, trams and most National Rail services in London.
The app is available to download now and is currently compatible with the Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society – but new banks are being added. As with Apple Pay, you'll simply tap your phone on the card reader and then you're ready to roll. At last, you won't have to worry about the whereabouts of your Oyster card – although you will want to make sure your phone has enough juice to see you through your journey.
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