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NYC Transit expands contactless fare payment system

By the end of February, more than 180 NYCT stations will be equipped with the OMNY system.
Photo – MTA Flickr/Marc A. Hermann


MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) this month will install its One Metro New York (OMNY) contactless fare payment system at 37 subway stations in the Bronx, New York, agency officials announced last week. 

February’s rollout will first bring OMNY readers to Line 6 subway stations, from Third Avenue-138 Street Station to Pelham Bay Park Terminal. Then, the readers will be installed on the 2/5 subway line from Third Avenue-149 Street Station to Wakefield-241 Street Station, NYCT officials said in a press release.

The OMNY system enables riders to enter the subway system by tapping a contactless prepaid card, mobile phone or smart watch against a payment reader. 

With the new installations, more than 180 NYCT stations will be equipped with the payment system. The agency’s entire subway and bus system will receive the system by year's end.

The OMNY system has recorded more than 7 million "taps", or uses, since its debut last year.

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