Skånetrafiken introduces Apple Pay’s Express Mode for bus passengers
Skånetrafiken has introduced the Apple Pay Express Mode payment method for its bus passengers in an effort to make it easier for people to choose public transport.
Bus passengers in the region of Skåne in southern Sweden can now pay for their trip without using a physical ticket, cash or card. Together with Swedish telecommunications company Telia and the technology company Ridango, Skånetrafiken – the regional public transportation authority and operator in Skåne län, in the south of Sweden – has launched Express Mode for Apple Pay on its bus services.
“We are very happy to be the first in Scandinavia to launch Apple Pay’s Express Mode on our city buses. Together with our partners, we have worked intensively to make this possible and it is very fun to now see the result”, said Björn Pettersson, Associate Product Owner at Skånetrafiken.
Express Mode for Apple Pay means that Skånetrafiken’s customers can now use the ‘tap-and-go’ payment method by simply holding their iPhone or Apple Watch to the ticket reader on city buses. The solution is a further development of ‘Blippa’ – the first contactless payment service in the Nordic region.
Customers with Apple Pay can access buses and pay without having to start or unlock their device or open an app, nor will they need to validate with Face ID, Touch ID or their passcode. Travellers simply need to enable a payment card in their phone ‘wallet’ that is eligible for Express Mode.