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No-touch ticket to Moscow

HF RFID inlays from UPM Raflatac of Finland will go in contactless passenger tickets for the Moscow Metro train.

The RFID inlays replace magnetic-stripe cards the train system now uses for tickets with a fixed number of journeys. Seasonal tickets already employ contactless RFID smart cards to speed up long passenger lines. The company is set to deliver 5 million inlays monthly, ramping up to about 30 million monthly by this summer. The Moscow Metro is one of the world's busiest metro trains. It carries 8.2 million passengers on a normal weekday.

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