Moscow metro adds support for China UnionPay open loop cards

A man uses a phone connected to a China UnionPay card to pass through a fare gate during a presentation at a metro station in Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 11, 2019. People can pass fare gates at 150 Moscow metro stations from Friday by swiping a China UnionPay card with the "QuickPass" signage or a phone connected to such a card and capable of contactless payment. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

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MOSCOW, Oct 30, 2019, NFCW. Travellers in Russia’s capital can now use China UnionPay’s Quickpass contactless cards or an NFC payment app connected to a Quickpass card to pay their fares at 150 Moscow Metro stations, China’s Xinhua news agency reports, according to the InfoBRICS.

“This is the first time that contactless payment using China UnionPay cards has been applied to foreign subways,” the report adds.

“The service provided by UnionPay International, Russia’s VTB bank and the Moscow Metro will be expanded to all subway stations at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year.”

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