National roll-out of contactless open loop payments in Finland
Helsinki Regional Transport (HSL) and TVV lippu- ja maksujärjestelmä Oy (LMJ) wanted to encourage sustainable transport choices. With contactless payments widely adopted in Finland, they were confident tap-to-pay options on public transport would be popular. By simplifying transit ticketing, it aimed to improve passenger experience and boost ridership.
Littlepay was selected to provide a cEMV payments system, which could be adapted to each city’s needs. Technology partners included PPT Excellence, Pusatec, Logos and Feig. For acquiring services, a new integration was established with Nets. Contactless EMV fare payments have made it easier for residents, commuters and tourists to use public transport.