The Land Transport Authority will launch SimplyGo, starting with Mastercard®, on 4 April 2019.
SimplyGo will enable all commuters to use their Mastercard contactless bank cards or mobile phones to pay for their travel on public transport.
This removes the need to carry a separate travel card or make upfront top-ups before travelling. Commuters simply need to tap their Mastercard contactless bank cards on the fare reader at the train station gantry or on the bus when boarding and alighting.
Commuters can easily view their travel expenditure and history by registering for an account on the TransitLink SimplyGo Portal, available online and via the TL SimplyGo mobile app.
Commuters who use SimplyGo with contactless bank cards will be charged the same fares as those who use travel cards (i.e. EZ-Link and NETS FlashPay cards).
LTA expects Visa to be included as part of SimplyGo later this year. Towards the end of the year, commuters using their ez-link cards can also start upgrading their cards to enjoy SimplyGo benefits like topping up on-the-go via the SimplyGo account.
To use SimplyGo with such cards, visit a General Ticketing Machine (GTM) at any MRT or LRT station to switch your card’s payment mode to Mastercard contactless payment. Once the switch is done, all fares paid using this card will be processed, accumulated and charged to your card account.
Enable Your Mobile Device Before Tapping
10. SimplyGo can also be used on your NFC-enabled devices with Apple Pay/ Fitbit Pay/ Google Pay/ Samsung Pay, if your Mastercard card is linked to your mobile devices.
For faster entry and exit using SimplyGo on mobile devices, enable your mobile devices before approaching the fare gates and card readers. An internet connection may be required for mobile payment transactions to be completed. The same mobile device and card should always be used when tapping in and out.
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