MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
February 10, 2022, 07:03
Until the end of the year, it will be possible to pay for travel with a bank card and virtual Troika at all MCC and metro turnstiles.
At eight stations of the Moscow Central Ring (MCC) installed 10 additional turnstiles with the possibility of paying for travel by bank card and virtual “Troika”.
“Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin instructed to introduce as many ways as possible to pay for travel. During the pandemic, this helps to make travel by public transport safe and comfortable for passengers, and reduces queues at metro ticket offices. Now the MCC has 90 turnstiles with the possibility of paying with a bank card and virtual Troika. And already this year we are equipping all metro and MCC turnstiles for this. Also, the MCC will launch the Face Pay system so that passengers can use the most up-to-date contactless method of paying for travel using facial recognition,” said the Deputy Moscow Mayor for Transport
Additional turnstiles appeared at the MCC stations Khoroshevo, Streshnevo, Koptevo, Okruzhnaya, Rokossovsky Boulevard, Sokolinaya Gora, Verkhnie Kotly and Krymskaya. These are the stations where passenger traffic has grown since the beginning of the year or only one turnstile worked for paying for travel with a bank card and virtual Troika.
In January, the Moscow Metro began testing a new equipment. At the Prospekt Mira station of the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line, the first prototype of a new generation of walkway zone controller was installed. It reads information faster, has a large screen that displays the ticket status, balance balance and other data. To pay for the fare, the passenger will not need to unlock the smartphone on the Android platform, and visually impaired citizens are provided with bright strokes and Braille. In the future, such devices, if necessary, will allow the introduction of alternative methods of paying for travel, for example, using a QR code.
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