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Moscow Metro launches UnionPay contactless fare payment, Russia [free access]

October 11, 2019

Moscow Metro has deployed contactless fare payment services through China UnionPay (UnionPay) bank cards and mobile wallets linked with Union Paycards at 150 stations of the Moscow Metro. The service is expected to be expanded to all the metro stations by 2020.


The project is being jointly implemented with partners VTB PJSC, a Russia-based bank, and UnionPay. The pilot project for the same was launched in the stations in March 2019.