11 Sep '17, 7am

LTA to trial Apple Pay, Android Pay on public transport

SINGAPORE: Some commuters may soon be able to use their mobile phones to pay for public transport as part of a trial by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the agency announced in a news release on Monday (Sep 11). As part of LTA's account-based ticketing (ABT) pilot with Mastercard, the authority said it would trial the use of mobile payment methods such as Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay for public transport systems from the first quarter of 2018. "Commuters taking part in this trial will not even need a card and can simply use their mobile phones to tap in and out on trains and buses," LTA said. LTA said that the scheme would also be extended to Visa and NETS cards from June next year. Originally launched in March 2017, the ABT pilot will be extended beyond its initial six-month period, LTA said. It added that more than 100,000 commuters have signed up for the pi...

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