QR code, new pass to Chinese subway
Updated: 2018-01-22

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A passenger shows QR code at a metro station in east China's Shanghai, Jan 16, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Recently, Shanghai metro said that it will allow QR code payment through the whole subway network since Jan 20.

Passengers can pay for their tickets via Alipay or China UnionPay simply by scanning the QR code at the entrance and exit after downloading a mobile app called "Metro Daduhui".

Aside from Shanghai, other cities in China have also allowed QR code payment in their subway networks. Let's take a look.

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Passengers use mobile payment to take subway at the Dayanta Station of Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, Jan 1, 2017. Passengers of Xi'an can take the subway by using the "Xi'an Subway" app or scanning the QR code of Alipay. [Photo/Xinhua]

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A passenger scans a QR code of mobile payment at the exit of the Huadu Moter City Subway Station in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, Dec 28, 2017. Four new subway lines opened in Guangzhou on Thursday. Guangzhou now has 13 subway lines in all, covering a total length of 390.6 km. [Photo/Xinhua]

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A passenger scans a QR code of Alipay, a mobile payment app, to take subway at the Fengtan Road Subway Station in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, Dec 27, 2017. Passengers in Hangzhou no longer need a ticket to take the subway. They can just swipe their smartphones, making Hangzhou the first city in China to realize mobile payments on its subway. Starting from Dec 27, users of Alipay, a mobile payment app, will get a QR code on their phones, which they can use to enter the electric gates at all 72 subway stations in the city. The price will be deducted from their Alipay account after they swipe to exit the subway. Similar services have also been opened by UnionPay. With its quick pass installed in smartphones, passengers can also take the subway without a ticket. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Passengers wait for the train at a metro station in Beijing, capital of China, Aug 14, 2017. Passengers can simply swipe their phones to board all of Beijing's subway lines starting Monday, local authorities said. According to Beijing Subway, riders with compatible phone models may download an app to take the subway and recharge their e-tickets online. Currently, the e-tickets are limited to around 160 Android phone models with near field communication (NFC) function. [Photo/Xinhua]

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