A NATIONAL supermarket chain is planning on axing its kiosk at its petrol station in Runcorn to go contactless.

The fuel forecourt at Asda in Runcorn is one of more than 80 around the country set to go cashless.

The change comes as shop bosses say more than 90 per cent of payments at superstore fuel stations are already made on a card or contactless device.

Locations across the country will be subject to the change, with any staff at the station set to be moved into the superstore, according to the company.

Affected forecourts will be converted to cash-free operations by summer of this year.

An Asda spokesperson said: “We can reassure customers that all Asda stores will continue to accept both cash and card payments as normal.

“The majority of customers who use our drive-thru superstore fuel stations use pay at the pump and over 90 per cent of all payments are made on a card or contactless device.

“More than half of our drive-thru sites are already unmanned and we are moving the remaining colleagues who work in the kiosk into the adjacent store so they can better serve customers.”