Singapore LTA extends contactless Visa payments

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) is to extend its SimplyGo system to allow commuters to pay for transport via Visa contactless cards from 6 June. The move follows an initial launch in which SimplyGo was made available for commuters using Mastercard in March. Yeo Teck Guan, LTA senior group director, public transport, says: “We are seeing a steady uptake in usage since its launch, with an average of over 120,000 daily trips. With the inclusion of Visa, more commuters will benefit,” Users
Networking & Communication Systems / May 23, 2019
Singapore’s 918 Land Transport Authority (LTA) is to extend its SimplyGo system to allow commuters to pay for transport via Visa contactless cards from 6 June.


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Yeo Teck Guan, LTA senior group director, public transport, says: “We are seeing a steady uptake in usage since its launch, with an average of over 120,000 daily trips. With the inclusion of Visa, more commuters will benefit,”

Users who have EZ-Link/NETS FlashPay functionality built into their cards will need to visit a general ticketing machine to switch their payment mode to bank card.

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