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By John Biggs

Transport for London is planning to close nearly all Underground ticket offices, including Canary Wharf, as the world uses Oysters and other contactless tickets.

It says there will still be staff on stations to assist passengers and few of us will notice the difference.

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Busy Wharfers will now be able to make more convenient journeys as
Transport for London (TfL) introduced contactless payments this morning on Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of misunderstanding the financial pressures affecting residents after transport fares rose above inflation for the fifth consecutive year.

Many commuters across the capital returned to work this week to find an extra pinch to their pockets, with bus fares and tube fees increasing by an average of 4.2 per cent.

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The Thames cable car should be fully integrated into the rest of the capital's fare structure.

The call on London Mayor Boris Johnson comes from the London Assembly which wants to see the Emirates Air Line take travel cards, freedom passes and an Oyster cap.

clippers.jpgThames Clippers passengers should brace themselves for fare rises of up to nine per cent from the New Year.

The river bus company, now sponsored by KPMG, has announced its fares will increase on January 2, with a single ticket up nine per cent from £5.50 to £6.

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