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Moscow Metro launches biometric ticketing trial

Moscow Metro jointly with Google, Mastercard and VTB launched open testing of the virtual Troika card – travelcard downloaded into passenger’s smartphone wallet. Moscow Metro ticketing

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The focus group consisting of 1000 participants will receive access to a special edition of Moscow Metro mobile app. In order to become a part of the group, one has to be a NFC-friendly Android owner and submit the application at https://virtual-troika.mosmetro.ru/. During the testing, participants must fulfil the tasks sent to them by email. The testing will be carried out in Moscow Metro (including MCC and MCD), trams and buses.

More and more people do not carry plastic cards with them, so we decided to launch a virtual Troika card in your smartphone. I invite everyone who wants to test a new service and be among the very first owners of virtual Troika cards in Moscow. We are looking to the future and waiting for modern Muscovites who love technology and Moscow transport, — said Deputy Mayor for Transport Maksim Liksutov.

Previously, Moscow Metro announced testing of the Face Pay technology that implies fare payments with facial recognition. Moscow Metro ticketing

Moscow Metro revealed its plans to test the FacePay service in March.

How much is metro ticket in Moscow?

Moscow Metro fares start at 55 rubles for a one-way ticket, which is good for five days after purchase. You’ll pay more if your journey takes you outside of the central Moscow zones of A and B, though this is not the case for most tourists.

How much does a Troika card cost?

The card itself costs 50 rubles (this amount is refunded in cash once you return the card to the ticket office). One Metro ride using this card will cost 40 rubs. You need to top up the balance in order to use it (the maximum amount is 3000 rub).
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