Paying on buses


I’ve noticed that when I pay for bus tickets (Google Pay), no matter what the amount is, 1 pound will go out of the account at first and then a day or so later the rest will go. This only seem to happen with bus tickets. Anyone know why? Just curious.


I think it happens with tram tickets too.

Mastercard and Visa have slightly different rules for public transportation companies and they tend to process card checks and transaction billing differently to other merchants