You no longer need Andante to travel on Line E of Metro do Porto and 500 from STCP and you can pay for the trip with your ATM card
Transport in Porto has taken a step moving forward towards smarter mobility and strengthening the digital transition.
As is already happening in cities like Los Angeles, Prague (opening photo), Madrid or London, Porto now has zones where it is possible to travel by transport without the need to purchase a special ticket or load the local system, the Andante.
Thus, from today onwards, users of the violet line (E) of the Metro do Porto, which serves Sá Carneiro Airport, and STCP line 500 can pay for the trip with a ‘contactless’ card or device, ie:
“The users they will be able to pay for their trip simply by touching their debit, credit, prepaid card or dis. positive ‘contactless’ payment on validators with symbol. This means that there is no need to have cash, wait in lines to buy tickets or waste time figuring out where to buy”, he indicated today Visa in a statement.
The ‘contactless’ technology allows you to make payments without having to enter a PIN, just bring your card or another device with this technology, such as a mobile phone or watch, closer together.
In Porto, the pilot project, which has the collaboration of Visa, REDUNIQ, Card4B, Cybersource and Littlepay, integrates the stations Airport, Senhora da Hora, Casa da Música, Trindade of the Violet Line and also the stations Campanhã, Bolhão, Campo 24 de Agosto, São Bento and Aliados (these in the Yellow Line or common to the Metro lines A, B, C and F).
Also includes buses those of line 500 of the Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto (STCP) Praça da Liberdade / Matosinhos (Market).
Visa study shows the advantages
According to Visa, quoted in a statement by LUSA, a recent market study by C Space, in collaboration with the world’s leading digital payments company, shows that 44% of public transport users believe who would use this mode of transport more frequently if ‘contactless’ payments were available, and of these, 60% hope that this technology will be available in the future.
“By working with TIP and our partners on this project- As a pilot, Visa helped implement a ‘contactless’ payment system that marks the beginning of a different travel experience on public transport: simpler, faster, safer and more convenient for people who visit, transport. work and live in Greater Porto”
, observes Gonçalo Santos Lopes, responsible for Visa in Portugal, quoted in a statement.
In addition, he added that responsible, the opportunity to use ‘contactless’ payments in transport public contributes to the creation of a more efficient and sustainable region.
Also Tiago Braga, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TIP and Metro do Porto, considers that the availability of this solution in the Porto, although being a pilot project, is “an important step forward in terms of innovation and dematerialization of ticketing”.