Date: Friday, October 7th, 2016, 05:54
Category: Apple Pay, iOS, News, retail, Software
Apple Pay has arrived for users of the New York state commuter rain.
Customers can now use either Apple Pay or Masterpass to buy tickets and passes through the MTA eTix app, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week.
The two payment options can be used for rides on both the Metro-North Railroad as well as the Long Island Rail Road and a full range of purchases are available, from one-way trips through to weekly or monthly passes.
Users can use Apple Pay by opening the MTA eTIX app, selecting “Pay with Apple Pay” at checkout and using the Touch ID feature. They can also add a credit or debit card to the iOS Wallet app.
The Long Island Rail Road extends eastward from New York City burroughs like Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn all the way to towns like Greenport and Montauk. While also serving parts of New York City, Metro-North lines extend farther afield, even reaching into New Jersey and Connecticut.
If you’ve had a chance to use Apple Pay to ride the New York state rails and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.