TfL has begun insisting that people touch in when making bus journeys again. From today, those using single door buses and the new Routemaster ‘Boris’ buses which have readers by the middle door will be expected to validate their Oyster or contactless card or device. Other two door buses will follow once modifications to the screen between the driver and the passenger area are complete. These modifications will block the area where cash transactions used to take place and cover the holes for speech between the driver and passengers.
Signs on the doors and announcements will make it clear when passengers are expected to validate their cards again.