How to breeze through the barrier with Apple Pay Express Transit

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You don't need to trigger Apple Pay to access the London Underground
You don't need to trigger Apple Pay to access the London Underground
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If you thought using Apple Pay was already easy, prepare to be amazed. It’s even easier when you enable Express Transit mode. In New York City, Portland and London, you can now pass the ticket barrier with just a wave of your wrist. And even if your local transit authority doesn’t support Express Transit mode yet, it could be coming soon.

Wanna give it a try? Here’s everything you need to know.

Apple Pay Express Transit hits London

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Paying for your journeys just got a lot faster.
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Apple Pay Express Transit is now available across all Transport for London services — including the Underground, buses, and trams.

Commuters can use the feature with iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for rides faster than before. It does not require transactions to be authorized with a face or fingerprint, so the whole process takes seconds.