TALLINN – Estonian public transport ticketing company Ridango this week launched contactless bank card payments in public transport in Skane, Sweden, which is the first such implementation in the Nordic countries.
The bank card payment option has opened this week in Trelleborg and Hassleholm and the roll-out will continue throughout Skane, including the largest city of the region – Malmo, early next year, Ridango said.
The service was developed by Ridango in close cooperation with Skanetrafiken, a part of Region Skane. "A contactless bank card is the most universal payment medium worldwide. It makes access to a public transport network simple and convenient for all passengers, not only for frequent users. Ridango is a front runner in delivering such solutions and it has been a pleasure working together with Skanetrafiken in bringing the Pay-As-You-Go approach also to Nordic markets," Argo Verk, head of sales at Ridango, said.
"We have been developing our program in Skane with the ambition to create world class public transport where simplicity is a keyword. This solution is a step in the right direction, and it is a pleasure to offer our customers such a convenient way of travel. To buy a ticket should never be an obstacle for using public transport!" Mariell Hallenhed, product owner at Skanetrafiken, added.
In fall 2018, Ridango launched contactless bank card payments in the public transport of Tallinn, Estonia, and starting from this summer, the travelers in Tartu can enjoy the same convenience.