Worldline brings Express Transit for Apple Pay to France's largest Open Payment network

For the first time, passengers in Lyon can now travel on public TCL transport operated by SYTRAL Mobilités using Express Transit for Apple Pay

Paris, La Défense — 08 / 12 / 2022

Worldline, a global leader in payments services, brings passengers Express Transit for Apple Pay to make travelling on TCL transport network even simpler. From today, passengers can just tap their iPhone or Apple Watch on the transit readers and go.

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Travelling more easily than ever

Passengers don’t need to unlock their iPhone or double click the side button to travel across the public transport network. In addition, with Power Reserve, passengers can travel and tap to ride for up to five hours after the device runs out of battery.

This means faster boarding for passengers, less hassle with money, cards or tickets and increased security, as passengers no longer need to open their purse or wallet to travel on public transport.

Lyon is the largest Open Payment French network to use Express Transit with Apple Pay and TCL’s transport network is the biggest in France to bring innovation and convenience to passengers.

The “TCL Carte Bancaire” service that enables Open Payment on the Lyon transport network was launched  earlier this year, based on Worldline's Tap 2 Use solution and readers. The Open Payment system is continuously improved so today Express Transit for Apple Pay is available to enhance the passenger experience in Lyon. 

Aurélien Barbier-Accary, Head of Mobility e-Transactional Services for Worldline France said: “Our open payment solution - Worldline Tap 2 Use - now goes one step further by allowing even more fluid and faster validation of tickets without having to unlock your iPhone, thus strengthening our position as a pioneer in open payments, in particular with SYTRAL Mobilités, the largest network in continental Europe. By offering both multi-validation and Express Mode for Apple Pay to several operators and all users, we put our payment and digital services’ expertise at the service of our clients to help them create the best added-value for their customers.


About Worldline

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is a global leader in the payments industry and the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and acquirers. Powered by c. 18,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and innovative solutions fostering their growth. Services offered by Worldline include instore and online commercial acquiring, highly secure payment transaction processing and numerous digital services. In 2021 Worldline generated a proforma revenue close to 4 billion euros.

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Virginie Bonnet

Virginie Bonnet

Global External Communication Manager & Press Officer