In 2022, passengers of the Moscow Metro and the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) made about 32 million rides using the biometric payment service.
In addition, more than 220 thousand new users registered in the Face Pay system last year. The service is used approximately 120 thousand times every day.
This month, the Moscow Metro began to connect 330 more turnstiles to the system. Apart from the metro and the MCC, Moscow plans to launch biometrics on the surface and river transport, Aeroexpress trains (airport rail link service) and the Moscow Central Diameters (MCD). Moreover, Moscow plans to link social transport cards to biometrics, including those for students.
We will continue to implement Russian digital technologies in urban transport. We plan to launch biometrics on surface and river transport, on the Aeroexpress trains and on the MCD. There will be a possibility to link social cards to biometrics, including those for students. Facial recognition technology is the property of the Government of Moscow, so it is guaranteed safe, — said Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport.
To use the Face Pay, passengers need to register in the Moscow Metro mobile app, take a picture of their face and link their bankcard to their Troika transport card.
The ticketing system of Moscow is recognized on international level: in 2020 and 2021, it received the prestigious Transport Ticketing Award as the Best Smart Ticketing Program.
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