Bus passengers can pay for their journey using credit, debit or charge cards from today.

People using contactless cards can use the system, which is expected to be rolled out on tubes, trams, the DLR and London Overground in the coming months.

Transport for London (TfL) hopes the change will provide an alternative to Oyster cards for people who have forgotten their card or do not have enough pay as you go credit.

At this stage, contactless payment cards can only be used to pay for single bus journeys and daily price caps will not apply.