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Free train, bus and tube travel in London on Friday with MasterCard contactless

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MasterCard is running a very low key promotion on Friday which will get you free travel to work and back if you live or work in London.

MasterCard has announced that Friday is ‘Fare Free Friday’.  To promote the new contact-less travel service on London buses, train and tube services, MasterCard will refund 100% of the contact-less charges you incur on Friday.

Priceless London

You must, of course, use a contact-less MasterCard credit or debit card when making your trip and pay via contact-less travel.

Full details can be found here on the MasterCard Priceless London website.  Despite the ‘register now’ button on the site (which only seems to register you for the TFL website) no specific registration appears to be needed for this promotion.

Press reports suggest that this will be repeated on November 28th although I have no independent confirmation so far.

Comments (54)

  • YL says:

    Has anyone managed to use the Lloyds Avios Master card for this promotion?
    For some reason, A error message displayed as card not accepted when I tried to touch in through the gate..

    • Paul says:

      Have you used the card for a chip and pin payment before? This needs to be done to “activate” the countless part.

      Or,
      Your bank is refusing the card/there is an unpaid debt to TfL

      Or there is a general fault with your card…

      • YL says:

        Thanks for the reply Paul.
        I think I have not used this card on a chip & pin payment before, so this might be the reason.

    • Car says:

      I had the same issue with my Lloyds mastercard – not accepted on bus or tube. Very annoying.

      • YL says:

        After reading Paul’ s reply above, I am guessing Master card has yet to be activated for the contactless part therefore it was not accepted.