Marks & Spencer is set to roll out contactless payment in store after a trial at railway station stores.

M&S has introduced contactless payments in its 25 busiest London shops and a number of Simple Foods stores, The Guardian reported.

The trial included a number of busy railway hubs including Euston Station and is available for purchases of £20 or less.

The technology is provided by Streamline and Visa Europe. Streamline managing director Mark Austin said the technology will “have a very positive effect on the shopper experience”.

Marks & Spencer follows rival The Co-operative Food which installed terminals in 172 of its food stores within the M25 and four in Manchester. Asda, WH Smith and Lakeland have also employed the tactic.

Visa said there were more than 109,000 contactless payment points in the UK as of March 2012.