85 Moscow metro stations to launch contactless payment before year end

Currently bank cards can be used to pay for tickets at 20 metro stations
Share 22 July 2016
Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS
Ticket booth at the station Rumyantsevo, Sokolniki line of the Moscow Metro

Contactless ticket payment using bank cards with PayPass/PayWave technology will be available at the turnstiles of 85 Moscow metro stations before the end of this year, according to the Moscow metro press service.

In July PayPass/PayWave technology was introduced at 8 subway stations: Koltsevaya Line - Belorusskaya, Prospekt Mira, Komsomolskaya, Paveletskaya, Park Kultury; Chkalovskaya, Okhotny Ryad (northern lobby) and Pushkinskaya. One turnstile at every station is equipped to read bank cards. It is marked with a special sticker and located closest to ticket inspector posts.

"Owners of cards issued by any bank can pay for tickets at the turnstiles of the Moscow metro. To do this, simply put your bank card with PayPass/PayWave support against the yellow reader on the turnstile. Bank card will be charged 50 rubles, cards with Troika transport application – the fare in accordance with its plan,” the press-service said.

Kotelniki metro station was the first one to be equipped with card readers directly at the turnstiles in September 2015. Currently, passengers can pay for tickets using PayPass/PayWave at 20 stations of the Moscow metro.