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Contactless payment introduced on Taoyuan metro services

Taoyuan Metro company will launch contactless payment via bank cards on January 16th to serve passengers travelling to and from the capital city of Taipei and Taoyuan International Airport.

The tap-and-go service will open to holders of Visa, Mastercard, Union Pay and JCB cards and mobile devices with near field communication functions such as Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

Taoyuan City mayor, Cheng Wen-tsan, said the tap-and-go system for the rapid transit line linking metropolitan Taipei and Taoyuan international airport would bring more friendliness and convenience to both domestic and international travellers.

Introduction of the contactless payment was a further evidence of Taoyuan Metro’s efforts applying advanced technologies to better serve passengers since the airport metro line was opened two years ago, Cheng added.

During the two years of operation, Taoyuan Metro has introduced WI-FI networks and QR Code system to streamline fare payment.

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