New metro ticket machines have been installed at Guangzhou Railway Station on Metro Line 5 and Guangzhou South Railway Station on Metro Line 2. The new machines accept online payment so that people can buy metro tickets and pay with their mobile phones.
The ticket machine accept online payment through Alipay, a third-party online payment application. When people finish selecting all the ticket detail, they can pay the ticket by scanning the QR code from their Alipay application. People can also order their tickets in advance via the Alipay app. When they arrive at the metro station, they will get their tickets by scanning the QR code at the machine.
Officials estimate that 20 mobile pay machines will be put into service before Spring Festival, which may help visitors’ transitions between railway and metro lines.