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    UnionPay and ERL Join “Go Cashless on Public Transport” Campaign to Accelerate Cashless Payments on Public Transportation
    2019-06-19


    Global payment brand UnionPay and Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) today announced their participation in the new “Go Cashless on Public Transport” campaign by the Ministry of Transport Malaysia, to accelerate the use of cashless payments on public transportation in support of the national cashless movement. Consumers who are travelling on KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit can now pay for their train fares using UnionPay contactless enabled Cards.


    In addition, UnionPay customers from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Russia who have digitised their UnionPay Cards on their smartphones can make seamless mobile contactless payments at the KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit gantries with a simple tap-and-go movement.


    “UnionPay is pleased to be partnering with ERL for the “Go Cashless on Public Transport” campaign by the Ministry of Transport Malaysia. We believe that there is a need for close cooperation between private and public sectors to collectively drive cashless initiative forward. By making payments on public transportation as simple and convenient with just a tap using UnionPay contactless Card or mobile phone, more locals and tourists will be encouraged to go cashless, and this will bring us closer towards the nation’s cashless vision,” said Wenhui Yang, General Manager, UnionPay International Southeast Asia.


    “We are committed to driving the cashless movement on public transport which is aligned to the national agenda of going cashless. We believe that through close collaboration with the right partners, we can enhance the travelling experience for our passengers. Our collaboration with UnionPay will allow our passengers to board their rides via KLIA Ekspres or KLIA Transit in a more efficient and hassle-free manner,” said Noormah Mohd Noor, Chief Executive Officer of ERL.


    As an added incentive for commuters to use UnionPay contactless payment on public transportation, consumers can look forward to discounts. From 1 July to 31 December 2019, every KLIA Ekspres or KLIA Transit ticket purchased with UnionPay Credit or Debit Card at the gate, counter or self-service kiosk will be rewarded with an instant random cash rebate of RM2 or more.


    Malaysia is one of the 37 countries and regions outside mainland China that accepts UnionPay contactless payments. In Malaysia, UnionPay Cards are issued by Bank of China (BOC), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Public Bank. UnionPay QuickPass contactless feature is currently available for cards issued by BOC and Public Bank.

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