The system gives the possibility to customers to pay for the airport connection ticket by simply holding a contactless Mastercard, Maestro or Visa card (credit card, debit card, pre-paid card) or a smartphone with NFC (Near Field Communication) near one of the 8 special turnstiles and digital signage towers in the stations of Milano Cadorna, Centrale, Porta Garibaldi and Malpensa T1 and T2.
Here is the video-tutorial where comedian James Tont explains how simple and fast it is to use the new Trenord service.
SIA’s task in the project was to develop the technology infrastructure that enables Trenord to offer fast, secure access to the Malpensa Express, with the fare paid by contactless card or smartphone NFC. SIA plays the role of technology “hub”, connecting the IT system of Trenord, the actor charged with accepting the cards which interact with the payment circuits, and the POS terminal handler. SIA’s innovative digital platform enables totally secure management of c-less payment transactions and the related authorization processes, in addition to daily accounting flows to the transport company.