Tap&go (gtt contactless system) - WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A GTT TICKET IN YOUR POCKET
The new GTT contactless payment system allows passengers to purchase a bus ticket in metro stations and, on board, on the 8, 55, 56, 58 and 68 bus routes. Payment cards will open turnstiles and validate tickets on board. The System accepts all contactless cards issued on the Visa, Mastercard and American Express networks: Mastercard/Maestro, Visa/VPay and Amex credit, prepaid and debit cards. Contactless payments are also available for cards linked to a digital wallet on your smartphone or smartwatch.
Purchasing a ticket with credit card is simple and intuitive: the card must be held on the validator until a beeping sound is emitted, as happens for bip cards and chip on paper tickets. The system recognizes the card as an ordinary ticket and, in metro stations, opens turnstiles. In every metro station, and in both directions, a turnstile is reserved for contactless payments: it is equipped with a specific reader, which is easily identifiable by the card network logos and by the signages located on the floor and on the glass barriers of the turnstiles
Actually, a ticket purchased with a payment card at metro stations or on board the vehicles fitted with the specific reader, is equivalent to an ordinary “City 100” ticket: the fare is €1,70, it is valid for 100 minutes on the whole urban network, and within the validity period passengers are allowed to board connecting services. The fare is directly charged to the account the payment card is linked to. At the moment, it is possible to purchase one ticket at a time.
The fare is directly charged to the account the payment card is linked to; it is possible to check the details of the journey made on gtt.easyticketing.it/cards.
Besides credit cards, the system also accepts debit cards issued on the Maestro network: in this case,as happens for other purchases (e.g. self-service fuel), the system has set a pre-authorisation of €7 per journey; once the pre-authorization is done, the customer will be charged only the price of the “City 100”ordinary ticket.
Ticket inspectors check tickets respecting the privacy: passengers are required to provide only the last 4 digits of the number of the card used, in order to make the inspectors verify the payment with the device the staff is equipped with.
The City of Turin conforms with european standards and introduces the new system on the overground network. This is just a first step: the number of vehicles and routes fitted with the card payment technology will increase thanks to the electric buses and trams that will be added to GTT’s fleet.