Moscow Metro (Mosmetro), in partnership with VTB, Google and Mastercard, have launched a new service for instant payment of metro fares.
Owners of mobile devices with the Google Pay payment service and Mastercard can now instantly pay for the entrance to the Moscow Metro and MCC by holding their smartphone to the reader at the turnstiles equipped for accepting bank cards. VTB Bank will conduct the operation.
In the near future, the new functionality will also be available to cardholders of other payment systems represented in Google Pay in Russia. To make a payment, you will need to select the Google Pay service as the main payment method in your phone in advance.
It is possible to pay for a metro ride with bank cards from leading payment systems, including Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, Huawei Pay, MIR Pay, China Union Pay and others.