CONTACTLESS CARDS AND NFC FOR TRAVELLING ON THE MALPENSA EXPRESS
Developed by Trenord and
Mastercard for Malpensa Express customers, the system means you can
pay for your airport connection ticket by simply holding your
contactless Mastercard, Maestro or Visa card (credit card, debit
card, pre-paid card) or your smartphone with NFC (Near Field
Communication) near one of the 8 special turnstiles and digital
signage towers in the stations of Milano Cadorna, Centrale, Porta
Garibaldi and Malpensa T1 and T2.
The inspectors will check you have
paid by simply scanning your card or NFC smartphone with their
electronic scanner. With the contactless service, you can purchase
a single-journey ticket from Milan to Terminal 1 and 2 of Malpensa
or vice-versa for one passenger.
The system guarantees secure
payments. In fact, contactless transactions use the same security
techniques used for managing all payments with traditional cards.
With contactless technology, no transaction can be made if the POS
is not activated; the card works only if held at a distance of 4
centimetres or less from the POS, and there is no risk of double
charge. Even if the POS scans the card more than once, only one
transaction is recorded.
LOOK FOR THE
CONTACTLESS DIGITAL SIGNAGE TOWER
To use the
contactless service there are two digital signage towers in the
train station of Malpensa Terminal 1, two in Terminal 2, one in the
station of Milano Porta Garibaldi near platform 13 and one in
Milano Centrale near platform 3. There are four special turnstiles
in the station of Milano Cadorna (two entrance and two exit
required for inspection, you can download a Pdf file and print the
receipt for the ticket purchased by going to the Contactless printing page of the Malpensa
In addition to Mastercard, the other partners in the contactless
project are Intesa Sanpaolo, Mercury Payment Services, Ingenico
Italia, NordCom and SIA.