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31 August 2021, 08:00

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M. Mishina. Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government

The promotion will be valid until the end of the year.

From September 1, a special offer begins, within the framework of which it is possible to pay for travel on the metro, at the MCC and MCD at a discount. Until the end of the year for passengers who pay with Mir bank cards at the turnstiles in the station lobbies, the trip will be cheaper.

“The best ticket system in the world has been created in Moscow – this has been repeatedly recognized by international experts. And we continue to develop it and focus on contactless payments. We see that it is convenient for passengers to pay for trips with bank cards: in 2020, more than 52 million metro passes were made in this way. Therefore, for the fourth time we are holding a campaign, with the help of which you can save from 10 to 20 rubles for each trip. Now it will apply to the MCD as well – you can pay for travel on the metro or the MCC at a discount, and then change trains to the MCD for free and vice versa, ”he said.

Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport, Head Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development.

He added that Moscow transport is a single space, so it is important that passengers can use all its types without obstacles and as conveniently as possible.

A discount on travel is provided when paying at the turnstiles in the lobbies of metro, MCC or MCD stations, which are equipped with a contactless card acceptance system. After the transaction is completed, the full cost of the trip will be debited from the account, and the discount amount will automatically be returned to the card account in a few minutes.

If you pay with a Mir contactless card of any bank, the trip will cost 10 rubles less. And a discount of 20 rubles will be received by passengers who paid for travel with a smartphone, to which the Mir card is linked in the Mir Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or SberPay applications.

Gadget payments are becoming more and more popular with passengers. During the period of the campaign, which took place from March 1 to the end of June, the average number of payments in the metro and at the MCC using Mir cards almost tripled, and by smartphones – 35 times.

Passengers of the Moscow Metro are increasingly choosing contactless methods fare payment. This year, half of Muscovites and guests of the capital paid at the metro ticket offices by non-cash method. By the end of the year, Moscow will introduce two more contactless fare payment methods – virtual Troika and Face Pay.

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