EMV cards for Thai trains, boats, buses and expressways to be launched in March 2022


BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): Ministry of Transport’s Joint Ticket Committee expected to launch the Europay Mastercard and Visa (EMV) cards that can be used to pay for fares of trains, electric boats and public buses in Bangkok areas in March of next year, said minister Saksayam Chidchob on Thursday (Dec 23).

“Trains that will join the EMV system are the Chalong Ratchadham Line (MRT Purple Line), Chaloem Ratchamongkhon (MRT Blue Line), and Red Line urban train operated by State Railway of Thailand,” he said.

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