From today, iPhone users across China can set up their T-Union cards for Express Transit, Apple's contactless transit payment system. The new support is a result of a partnership between Apple and China T-Union, a contactless transit card currently used in 275 Chinese cities.

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Express Transit is an Apple Pay feature that allows users to pay fares with a swipe of their ‌iPhone‌ or Apple Watch at the turnstile without having to unlock their device first with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode.

Express Transit was already in use in Beijing and Shanghai thanks to integration with local transit cards, but the new partnership between Apple and China T-Union essentially extends Express Transit nationwide.

Apple has a web page that it updates with the countries and regions that support the feature. Other places currently include London with Transport for London (TfL), New York City with Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) terminals, and Japan with all forms of transit that accept Suica.

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Top Rated Comments

Justin Cymbal Avatar
55 months ago
I'm from Boston and our local transit, MBTA, also has made plans for this to be piloted in 2022 and rolled out in 2023.

I'm looking forward to being able to use this as I take the subway a lot
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danskin Avatar
55 months ago
still no news for support in Hong Kong
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ted13 Avatar
55 months ago
Funny that the pic is from the NYC subway system in an article about China.
Very handy in this desperate coronavirus moment, being able to enter the subway with your Apple Watch -- you don't need to touch anything.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darkmaxdevil Avatar
55 months ago
And in Tokyo, we have been using Suica since iPhone 7.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
foxytom Avatar
55 months ago
They've had this in London pretty much since Apple Pay came about. And Google Pay for that matter.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nicho Avatar
55 months ago
275 Chinese cities and yet they use an image of MTA gates. Hmmm.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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