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Trenitalia piloting new contactless tap payment feature for regionale train tickets


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Excellent news: Trenitalia is piloting a new contactless card payment feature on selected ticket validation machines between the stations of Verona Porta Nuova and Venezia Santa Lucia. The tap & tap program can be used exclusively to buy one single ticket per contactless card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express) for second class travel on unreserved Regionale and Regionale Veloce trains between those cities. The passenger must tap the card both at the departure and arrival stations. Only the standard fare will be offered (no child's fare), and multiple tickets cannot be purchased.

Being a pilot program, I expect that it will over time be extended to Trenitalia's entire network of regionale trains.

Note that Trenitalia Freccia and Intercity reserved trains are excluded.

Read details on the Trenitalia website. Search under tap & tap.

I haven't used it to buy many tickets yet but the Trenitalia app on my iPhone supports Apple Pay.

I was able to buy a ticket which is stored there, Torino to Milano Centrale for July.

I believe you get better fares if purchasing in advance so it may be worth setting up a Trenitalia account and buying tickets in advance, if your dates are firmed up.
There's this report in Italian that tapping a credit card at the turnstile works for the Leonardo Express between Rome Fiumicino Airport and Roma Termini station: https://romamobilita.it/it/media/im...mento-digitale-biglietto-sul-leonardo-express . They call it Tap & Tap, but I suspect it's really Tap & Go: I don't see mention of needing to tap a card at the arrival station, and everyone on that train would be taking the same trip; there are no intermediate stops with different fares. I also think people traveling together would need to use different cards.

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