Metrolinx and Toronto's Up Express pick up Apple Pay support
What you need to know
- Metrolinx is adding Apple Pay support to Up Express in Toronto.
- Tapping a PRESTO device with an iPhone or Apple Watch will activate a terminal.
Metrolinx is in the process of adding support for Apple Pay to Toronto's Up Express. The feature will allow users to pay for their fare using an Apple Watch or an iPhone.
As first reported by 9to5Mac, a new pilot program will allow people to tap a PRESTO device to pay via Visa, Mastercard, and American Express thanks to Apple Pay.
It's worth noting that people who tap with their iPhone when beginning a trip, they'll also need to make sure they use their iPhone when they complete it, too.
Now that you can use Apple Pay when traveling around Toronto you might want to bag yourself one of the best Apple Watches you can buy to make it even easier!
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