Debit Card Payments At LRT Station Gates To Be Scheduled For Trial Soon
Author Avatar
pasar seni lrt station

(Image: Meng Yew Choong/The Star)

LRT passengers may soon be able to pay for their travel fares with debit cards, following confirmation by Prasarana Malaysia Bhd that it has begun installing debit card readers at selected LRT stations. This is in anticipation of a trial stage, which is scheduled to begin at the end of the year.

A spokesperson from the company – which owns and operates Malaysia’s urban rail services, including three LRT networks, the MRT line, and the KL Monorail  – also said that more details will be revealed later.

The confirmation from Prasarana came after a Twitter user posted about spotting a card reader for MyDebit at the Wangsa Maju LRT station, noting that it has yet to be activated. Local tech portal, Lowyat.NET, subsequently reported that the card readers were also installed at the Lembah Subang and Pasar Seni LRT stations.

Additionally, Lowyat.NET said that the card readers are likely to have been programmed to accept only MyDebit cards – despite having the capability to accept transactions from debit and credit cards, as well as other contactless payment methods.

The tech site arrived at this conclusion after a round of testing the device, noticing that it showed different error readings for debit and credit cards, as well as near-field communication (NFC) mobile payments. Debit cards registered an error message stating that it was unable to complete the transaction, whereas credit cards and NFC mobile payments were simply not allowed.

(Source: Lowyat.NET, The Star)

0 0 votes
Article Rating

SHARE

Comments (0)

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Top Debit Card Articles
Post Image
Maybank Releases MAE Card, A Debit Card For The MAE Wallet
Jacie Tan
- 8th October 2020
Maybank has introduced its very own wallet-tied debit card, the MAE Visa Debit Card. The MAE Visa Debit […]
Post Image
Why Do Bank Cards Need Expiration Dates?
Desiree Nair
- 9th January 2017
If this question has kept you up at night, it’s time to find out the reasons behind expiry dates on your bank payment cards.
Post Image
Maybank Launches Limited Edition Maybank Manchester United Visa Debit Card
Alex Cheong Pui Yin
- 11th November 2021
Maybank has announced the launch of a limited edition Maybank Manchester United Visa debit card, in celebration of […]
Post Image
Maybank Launches New MAE By Maybank2u App, Offers New Features For Better Financial Management
Alex Cheong Pui Yin
- 8th October 2020
Maybank has launched the MAE by Maybank2U app, an all-new app that aims to help Malaysians take charge […]

Related articles

Related Posts Image
Related Posts Image
Related Posts Image
Related Posts Image