Passengers paid fare using bank cards and smartphones for more than 2.2 million times

October 28, 2019

Urban transport passengers paid for travel using a bank card or smartphone for more than 2.2 million times.  Since September, you can take advantage of this payment method in all Moscow buses, trolleybuses, trams and e-buses. Contactless payment keeps growing even more popular. Daily, some 40,000 passengers use validators to pay the fare by their bank cards and smartphones. 

'Thanks to the available fare payment by bank cards and smartphones, travelling by public transport is more convenient now. This scheme is perfect for those who do not usually use Troika Travel Card. For example, guests from other regions or foreign tourists. The fare is fixed, it is RUB 42.00. This is RUB 13.00 cheaper than tickets sold by a driver. Just tap your bank card or smartphone on the validator to pay the fare,'  said Kirill Kislyakov, Director of Mosgortrans Revenues and Control Department. 

Contactless fare payment launched on more than 40 routes in May 2018, before the World Cup's start, to make Moscow guests' stay more comfortable. Since then, the service has been used by more than 4 million people, Muscovites and tourists.

About 60% of passengers who had used contactless payment, paid fare at the validators with bank cards, other passengers used smartphones with NFC.

Mosgortrans services 800 surface transport routes, used by 5 million people daily. 6,500 buses, trams, trolleybuses and e-buses hit the lines. Moscow boasts the largest and the newest fleet of urban transport among European capital cities.


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