1.5 million Londoners are being left behind by a digital-first approach to transport.
1 in 6 people in London say they are unable to buy a ticket as they can’t use or don’t have access to a smartphone or internet connection.
1 in 5 Londoners say they have paid more for travel because they are not able to buy tickets online or by using mobile apps.
- Transport authorities and operators should maintain non-digital options to allow freedom of travel for digitally excluded and disadvantaged Londoners.
- Train companies and Transport for London should make sure staff are visible and in accessible locations, confident and ready to support people who need it.
- Train companies should implement a dedicated travel mentoring scheme that supports people who are digitally excluded and disadvantaged.
- Online discounts should also be available offline – no Londoner who is digitally excluded or disadvantaged should be financially penalised when they travel.
- When planning changes, transport authorities, operators and policing bodies need to work with specialists in digital inclusion to make sure information is as accessible as possible.