By the middle of December, 239 vending machines intended for buying and replenishing travel cards for contactless payment will be modernized in the St. Petersburg metro, according to St. Petersburg official government source Petersburg diary.
According to the portal, new devices designed for payment in a contactless manner were placed on ordinary terminals. By mid-December 2019, banking equipment in the St. Petersburg metro should appear on 239 machines.
The state procurement documents say that contactless travel can be paid with cards of the international payment systems MasterCard Worldwide, Visa International, UnionPay International and the MIR payment system with a magnetic stripe, contact chip and contactless interface.
Currently, in St. Petersburg at each metro station, there are only two turnstiles for contactless payment, which are located at the edges.