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SSMG launches integrated QR-code ticketing for Shanghai, Ningbo and Hangzhou [free access]

December 3, 2018

Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (SSMG) has launched a shared quick response (QR) code-based mobile ticketing system on the Shanghai Metro application (app) to integrate the fare systems of Shanghai, Ningbo and Hangzhou Metro. The project is part of the national strategy to integrate public transport systems in the Yangtze River Delta Region. Passengers are required to scan their smartphones displaying the QR code at the automatic fare collection (AFC) gates. China-based Alipay has provided technology support for the app.


The Shanghai, Ningbo and Hangzhou metro systems collectively span 862.1 km and have an average daily passenger ridership of 14.57 million passengers.