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Key Takeaway:

More than half of contactless open-loop payments for Australia’s largest transit agency are now coming from mobile wallets, the agency told Mobility Payments. A substantial increase in fare payments from such NFC Pays services as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay have come during the pandemic.

Key Data:

Contactless payments–both from mobile wallets and contactless EMV cards–make up 31% of all adult trips. The agency’s closed-loop Opal card accounts for the rest. All told, the agency has recorded 133 million trips paid for with contactless EMV since it began its first open-loop trial in July 2017.

Organizations Mentioned:

Transport for NSW
Transport for London
MTA (New York)

Mobile wallets now make up more than half of all contactless payments for Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, the agency confirmed to Mobility Payments.

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