NYC Subway Riders Can Use Apple Pay This Friday

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NYC subway riders can start using Apple Pay Express Transit at certain subway stations starting Friday, May 31 (via TechCrunch).

NYC Subway Cards

Thanks to the ability to use EMV cards with Express Transit in iOS 12.3, some NYC subway riders will be able to soon ditch their physical subway card. I say “some” because it will be limited to single-ride passes. Riders using daily, weekly, and monthly passes can’t use this option, at these right now.

NYC riders testing turnstile

Testing the turnstile. Credit: TechCrunch

Currently, the system is limited to the 4, 5, 6 line between Grand Central-42 Street in Manhattan and Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Staten Island buses will also support Express Transit.

Further Reading:

[iOS 12.3 Lets You Add an Apple Pay Express Transit Card]

[New York Transit Support Was Just Added to Apple Maps]

Featured image by Pau Casals on Unsplash

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