QR Code Bus Payment Launched
Recently, Chengdu Tianfutong Financial Services Co., Ltd. revealed that the buses in Jinjiang District, Jinniu District, Qingyang District, Chenghua District, Wuhou District and Hi-tech Zone of Chengdu have completed their software and hardware update of the QR application, and citizens of the above areas can takebuses through QR code scanning. At present, the system update is also underway in Chengdu Tianfu New Area, Longquanyi District, Qionglai City and Ziyang City. It is expected that the QR code scanning on buses will be realized consecutively in these areas in January, 2019.
Before using QR code bus service, the citizen needs to download and register Tianfutong APP. By clicking "QR Ride", the citizen can recharge or scan the code. This function is currently only available for buses. The Tianfutong APP can also be used to recharge the new version of the physical CPU bus card, but currently it only supports Android phones with NFC (Near Field Communication). According to the relevant person in charge of Tianfutong, Chengdu will eventually realize "one APP for all public transportation in Chengdu", where three payment methods are available: QR code scan, NFC and physical card covering transportation of bus, subway, tram, BRT, inter-city railway, etc.