Bank card and smartphone payment introduced to Greek public transportation system

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The Greek government is proceeding with a pilot application allowing the use of bank cards and smartphones to board public transport, in addition to tickets and passes.

With the signing of a contract between OASA and the contractor of the project, a member of the TERNA ENERGY Group, for the technological upgrade of the Automatic Fare Collection System, a new era began for the transportation services provided to the public.

According to OASA, the Athens Public Transport Organisation, the upgrade of the services will allow the use of bank cards and mobile devices for traveling on Public Transport under the authority of the Organisation (metro, tram, buses, trolleys) and provide the system with the ability to support MaaS (Mobility as a Service), to interface with applications of mobility partners, such as taxis, rental electric bikes, airlines and ferry companies, etc.

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