Face Pay, a fare payment system using face recognition, has been launched on all lines of the Moscow metro. Now it is available on 14 lines and 241 metro stations.
Passage through turnstiles equipped with Face Pay is carried out where there is a round black sticker on the floor. Turnstiles supporting this fare payment method are marked with a special sticker on the floor.
Moscow became the first city in the world to use facial recognition for fare payments on such a scale, according to the Moscow the Department of Transport. The possibility of launching the service at the Moscow Central Circle (MCC), commuter rail lines Moscow Central Diameters (MCD) as well as ground transport is also being considered, Head of the Department of Transport Maxim Liksutov said.
First metro stations became available for Face Pay at the beginning of August 2021. Earlier in September, officials announced that the Face Pay implementation on all Moscow Metro stations would be executed by October 15.