ASEC, subsidiary of On Track Innovations, and SIX Pay have begun testing new contactless ticket vending machines in Warsaw’s metro system.
The ticket machines, which are located both in the subway stations and in surrounding urban areas, will accept MasterCard PayPass credit and debit cards.
Sebastian Krzyk, chief of the Acceptance Network Department of the Polish division of MasterCard Europe, says this initiative could lead to the issuing of city cards with an integral payment application or payment cards with the ability to load long-term tickets.
Poland has a strong foundation for PayPass contactless payments, already accepted in variety of retail locations including McDonald’s, Coffee Heaven, Zabka, Kolporter, Empik, Sferis and in Shell petrol stations.
The acceptance network of PayPass technology is constantly growing in Poland and, according to the financial forecast of Polasik Research, the network can increase up to 15,000 service and retail locations by the end of this year.