The Russian Railways’ official app for mobile phones, RZD Passengers for iOS, has now added the option to pay for tickets using Apple Pay technology. A similar solution has already implemented on the site of OJSC Russian Railways.
The free mobile app RZD Passengers is available in the online application store AppStore and enables passengers to buy tickets and find out the timetable for long distance trains.
There is no charge or commission for buying tickets.
The app also enables passengers to buy tickets for bonus points, track their bonus accounts, buy and apply transport cards and store their electronic tickets.
Additional options are also available, such as navigation inside railway station buildings, which is currently available at 9 Moscow stations, displaying announcements about timetable changes and frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Similar applications have already been developed for the other popular mobile platforms Windows Mobile and Android, which are available in the online app stores Windows Store and Google Play).
The total number of users of all such applications exceeds 785,000.
At the request of users leaving feedback in the app store, the apps are now being finalised.
Thus, in RZD Passengers for the iOS platform, the payment confirmation mechanism has been updated, stability improved, and the possibility to use Apple Pay payment technology added.
New options will be integrated in future versions, for example, the ability to use Android Pay technology when purchasing for tickets.