If you’ve used Kings Cross St Pancras Underground station in the last 3 months you may have noticed that the yellow Oyster pads on the gatelines were changed to a white pad with Google GPay branding. This was in fact a trial scheme in advance of a year long sponsorship deal.
Later this month over 5600 pads on gates at every Underground station will be changed to the new design (see below). They will remain white for 12 months and Google has an option to extend the deal subject to agreeing follow on terms. The sponsorship deal is worth around £1.5m which TfL will reinvest in London’s transport network.
Both parties want to use the scheme