Passengers can now use Visa and MasterCard contactless cards to pay trips directly at the gate of three metro stations, TUT.BY reports.
Travel with comfort!
Until today, one could use contactless bank cards to pay trips only at Plošča Lienina station at the entrance from Stolitsa shopping mall.
Fortunately for Visa and MasterCard holders, two more metro stations – Kamiennaja Horka and Plošča Yakuba Kolasa – can be entered via bank cards.
How does the system work?
To pay for a trip, a passenger needs to press a contactless card of any bank of any country to the turnstile validator panel.
The system will retrieve 65 kopecks from the card, and the gate will open.
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A smartphone and a smartwatch with NFC-technology can also be used instead of a card.
How many used it?
Recall that Minsk metro has started testing a new method of payment on 19 September last year.
Since then more than 4.3 thousand people from Belarus and six foreign countries paid for the trips using contactless cards.
The new way of payment was developed in partnership with BPS-Sberbank and IBA Group.