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October 29, 2021, 08:32

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Contactless fare payment method is the most relevant in a pandemic.

Moscow is the world leader in the number of public transport fare payment methods. Told about it Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport. According to him, the contactless fare payment method is most relevant in the pandemic.

In 2021, more than 92 million passengers passed the metro using a bank card. And Muscovites are increasingly replenishing transport cards without going to the cashier – more than 50 percent of passengers choose a safe and fast way.

“We are developing contactless payment services to make transport as safe as possible for passengers. This is especially important in a pandemic. The demand for contactless payments in transport is growing every month, so by the end of 2022 we will equip all metro turnstiles with the ability to pay for travel with a bank card, ”Maxim Liksutov said.

Passengers will be able to choose any turnstile and pay for travel using the Troika card, its virtual version, bank card or smartphone. “This will allow to increase the throughput of the turnstiles during rush hours to make travel even more convenient,” the deputy mayor added.

The Department of Transport informs that today it is possible to pay for travel with a bank card in the metro using 963 turnstiles. By the end of this year, 35 more devices will be added to them. Muscovites have already appreciated their convenience. The number of passages through turnstiles with cards on average per day in 2021 more than doubled – from 247 thousand in February to 523 thousand in September.

And since mid-October, all stations have launched Face Pay service… It allows you to pay for travel using a face recognition system, without a card or smartphone – just look at the camera on the turnstile. To use the service, you need to link to it your photo, a bank card with funds to pay for travel and a Troika card through the Moscow Metro application.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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