Public transport users in Bangkok will soon be able to make contactless fare payments for journeys on rail, bus and boat services across the Thai capital using their EMV debit or credit card.
“By March 2022, MRT Purple Line, MRT Blue Line and SRT Redline urban trains will accept payments made by credit and debit cards,” the National News Bureau of Thailand reports Minister of Transport Saksayam Chidchob as saying.
“The cards can also be used to pay fares for buses and electric boats operated by Bangkok Mass Transit Authority. Commuters can also use them to pay expressway toll fees.“
Bangkok public transport to get open loop contactless ticketing was written by Tom Phillips and published by NFCW.