Metrolinx Launches Apple Pay and Tap Payments on GO Transit, Brampton Transit and More

Metrolinx apple pay

Metrolinx announced on Thursday it has expanded its contactless payments to more transit options. This means mobile wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and more are now supported on more transit routes, beyond UP Express.

As of August 11, GO Transit, Brampton Transit, MiWay and Oakville Transit will support contactless payments, either from a credit card or mobile wallet when tapping at a PRESTO device. This means you’ll be able to tap a PRESTO reader using your iPhone or Apple Watch with Apple Pay tied to your credit cards, for example.

Metrolinx piloted contactless payments this past year on UP Express and said it saw nearly 29,000 contactless credit card fare payments and over 6,000 debit payments since October 2021.

You can check out the updated PRESTO readers now showing support for Apple Pay and Google Pay mobile wallets, along with logos for Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

PRESTO Device

“We’ve heard customers when they’ve asked for more flexible and convenient ways to pay their fare, and PRESTO contactless payment is just the latest customer improvement to deliver this – We will continue to offer new options that bring the very best experience and value to our customers and transit agency partners with PRESTO,” said a Metrolinx spokesperson in a statement to iPhone in Canada.

Customers are reminded to still tap off when they reach their destination, to avoid getting charged twice.

According to Metrolinx, they will be adding debit payments next, while also rolling out these new payment options to other transit agencies.