Kyiv enables contactless payment at subway stations

Kyiv has introduced contactless payments at turnstiles at the subway enabling passengers to pay with their MasterCard contactless devices.

Kyiv enables contactless payment at subway stations

The Ukrainian city is the fifth across the globe, preceded by London, St. Petersburg, Chicago and Bucharest, to launch the service.

Currently, 17 out of a total 52 subway stations in Kyiv are enabling contactless payments, with plans on to equip contactless terminals across all Kiev subway stations by the year end.

MasterCard Europe’s representative office in Ukraine and Moldova country manager Vira Platonova remarked: “MasterCard contactless payment technology is ideal for those places where service speed is especially important. Millions of people in Kyiv take the subway each day, and the possibility of using their MasterCard contactless cards for subway rides will make their trips faster and more comfortable.

“Implementing contactless payments will also help both the Kyiv Subway and the Kyiv Municipal State Administration to optimize operating costs and to create a fare payment system integrating different modes of transport in the future. We are happy to have partners who are willing to adopt such innovative solution.”