News 22 April 2023

TfL’s paper day travelcards could be phased out under new plans

22 April 2023

Transport for London (TfL) are considering permanently withdrawing paper day travelcards from sale.

The paper tickets currently offer TfL customers unlimited travel on the Tube, London Overground, buses, Tram, Elizabeth Line and National Rail within the capital for a day.

However, this could soon be a thing of the past as the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans which include no longer selling or accepting paper day tickets on TfL. Instead, passengers would be expected to use contactless or Oyser cards on arrival.

Child day travelcards would also not be accepted and those travelling from outside of London would need to apply for a Zipcard or get the Young Visitor discount set on an Oyster card in advance.

Monthly and annual travelcards would still be issued.

A TfL spokesperson said: “As required by conditions of the government’s funding settlements, we are considering proposals to generate additional income.

“One of these proposals is withdrawal from elements of the Travelcard Agreement, such as TfL’s acceptance of day travelcards, but we are not proposing to make any changes to the daily pay-as-you-go caps on contactless or Oyster.”

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