Apple Pay Express Mode is now available to pay fares across the entire London public transportation system. The feature allows riders to tap and pay for rides using Apple Pay without the need to authenticate with Face ID or Touch ID.
To use Express Transit mode, your iPhone or Apple Watch must be turned on, but they don’t have to be connected to a network.
Apple Pay’s Express Mode can be used across all of London’s public transit system. Apple says that it can be used across the overground, DLR, river, TFL-Rail, buses, and trams, in addition to the Underground.
Apple says it never tracks your journey. And if you lose your iPhone or Apple Watch, you can lock your card remotely. Express Mode is just for TfL services – all other payments still need Face ID or Touch ID authentication.
Apple Pay with Express Transit mode is also available in New York City, Portland, Beijing, Shanghai, and where Suica is accepted in Japan.