Cash on London buses? Don't be ridiculous
Only 1.5% of bus fares are paid for in cash in That London, presumably because most residents have an Oyster Card. Leon Daniels, TfL’s Managing Director, Surface Transport, said it costs around £15m to collect cash fares on buses (the BBC reckon it is closer to £35m) so they'll have to go and there's no point moaning about it if you've lost your travel card or whatever.
Labour London Assembly member Val Shawcross said: "Being able to pay with cash on buses must continue as an emergency option for people who have lost their Oyster cards and need to get home. It’s not safe to take this away from Londoners who might have no other choice and could find themselves stranded."
The TfL aren't having any of that.
Leon Daniels added: "No vulnerable people are left behind on our bus network. [Bus drivers] make these decisions every day."