Dec 2, 2019
Apple Pay speeds up payments on the Tube
Apple has tweaked its Apple Pay service in an effort to reduce queues at London Tube-station barriers. The Express Transit feature means commuters will experience shorter payment times when they tap in to the Tube using their iPhone or Apple Watch. The move brings Apple Pay into line with Android Pay, which already allows commuters to simply tap in and out. "With more people using their iPhones to pay for their travel around London, it's become increasingly noticeable that transactions are marginally slower when you use an Apple device," said Ben Wood, an analyst at CCS Insight. Apple Pay users can activate their travel card by assigning an "Express Travel Card" in the Wallet & Apple Pay section of iOS settings.
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