California: Metrolink Lets App Users Buy Tickets with Apple Pay®
Metrolink, a regional passenger rail system in southern California, has announced that its mobile ticketing app now accepts Apple Pay®.
Customers who have an Apple Pay® account can log into the Metrolink app, select a ticket or pass, choose “Pay with Apple Pay®” and complete the payment using either Touch ID® or Face ID®.
Andrew Kotyuk, Chair of Metrolink, said:
“Currently, more than 40 percent of our riders are using the Metrolink mobile app to buy their tickets, benefitting from convenience and time savings. As part of our focus on customer service, we are adding Apple Pay® so riders have even more choices.”
Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi, which powers the Metrolink App via its Justride Mobility Platform, also said:
“We’re very excited to offer Apple Pay® as another payment option to Metrolink commuter rail riders. Our primary goal at Masabi is increasing the convenience of public transit and making payments as seamless as possible is one way we further that mission every day.”
The adoption of Apple Pay® is part of a programme of technological upgrades which Metrolink has introduced since late 2017. The app also incorporates a ‘Scan & Go’ feature which allows users to pass through stations by scanning their phones at the barriers. The company has also set up a new website and introduced a GPS train tracker.