Yokohama Municipal Subway Begins Experiment for Contactless Payments, Supporting Visa, JCB, and 4 More Brands

Yokohama Municipal Subway

Yokohama City Transportation Bureau, together with Sumitomo Mitsui Card, JCB, QUADRAC, Visa Worldwide Japan, and Omron Social Solutions, will conduct a proof-of-concept experiment for contactless payments using credit cards and similar methods on the Yokohama Municipal Subway within 2024.

The experiment will be conducted at all stations on the Blue and Green Lines, and will support six brands: Visa, JCB, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, and UnionPay.

Passengers can pay their fares by tapping their contactless payment-enabled cards or smartphones against dedicated readers installed at the automatic ticket gates.

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