KAZAN, December 11. /TASS/. “Metroelectrotrans”, Sberbank of Russia and international payment system Mastercard has completed the modernization of the fare collection system in the Kazan metro: at all 11 stations, all the turnstiles equipped with proximity card readers, reported the press-centre of Volga-Vyatka Bank of Sberbank of Russia.

“Now at each turnstile metro to use contactless Bank cards, including Mastercard, and devices using contactless technology: bracelets, smartphones, watches, including payment services Samsung Pay, an Apple Pay or Google Pay. Readers contactless Bank card 120 is equipped with turnstiles in the lobbies of all 11 stations including a new station “Dubravnaya” open in August 2018. The fare when paying by credit card is 23 rubles, two rubles cheaper than the cost of a token,” — said in a statement.

Modernization and equipping all turnstiles of the subway system of contactless payment began in 2018, it is allowed to completely abandon the box office. In addition to the new turnstiles at each subway station is equipped with devices for sale counters that accept credit cards.

Kazan became the third city in Russia after St.-Petersburg and Novosibirsk, in the metro which came the possibility of contactless payment, and the second after Nizhny Novgorod, where such a system fitted to all turnstiles.

The Metropolitan of Kazan was opened in 2005 and became the first in the country built after the Soviet collapse.

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