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Apple Pay can now be used on all Manhattan subway stations and buses

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Contactless payments are now possible at all subway stations in Manhattan.


You can now use your iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for a ticket to ride in New York. Contactless payments have been added to all subway stations and buses in Manhattan. It will be available in the rest of New York by the end of 2020, the New York Metro Transportation Authority announced on Tuesday.

You can find now OMNY contactless tariff payment readers at all 151 subway stations in New York and on more than 800 buses on the island. Just tap the reader with your Apple or Android device and you’re good to go.

“We’re excited that anyone traveling in Manhattan can now pay for their subway and bus fare with OMNY,” said OMNY’s Al Putre. “Not even a global pandemic can hold us back.”

All 472 subway stations in New York should have the OMNY system by the end of the year. They have been added to Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island so far, with Queens and Brooklyn stations to follow next.

The MetroCard will continue to coexist with OMNY until 2023, although cash purchases are still possible. According to the MTA, the use of OMNY has increased by 95% in the past six months.

The announcement that Apple Pay will be used for New York transit coincides with the Apple event There, the tech giant unveiled an Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE, a redesigned iPad Air that featured the A14 Bionic chip, and a new iPad (8th generation).

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