As the effects of COVID-19 continue to manifest in all aspects of daily life, the Public Transport Company encourage passengers to mainly use the new forms of payment for acquiring normal and one-day tickets: the SMS or the mobile application.
Passengers who want to buy a one-hour ticket (valid 60 minutes on any transport line), will send an SMS in which they will type the letter ‘B’ (ticket – ‘bilet’ in Romanian) followed by the tram/trolley/bus line they are travelling with. Those who need a one-day ticket will have to send the word ‘ZI’ (‘day’ in Romanian) to the short number 7442.
Also, residents and tourists who want to travel on the Bega by boat will have to send an SMS to the same number, but the content of the message will have to include the letter ‘V’ (‘Vaporetto’ in Romanian). They will have to write down the type of ticket they want and the Vaporetto line.
Depending on the type of trip chosen, people will have to pay a fare that varies between 0.22 and 2.5 euros.
The 24pay application is a mobile payment solution that allows public transport operators to offer passengers a fast, efficient and secure alternative to purchase travel tickets, by using a bank card. The 24pay app is available for Android and iOS operating systems, and users can download it for free from Google Play or the App Store.
The cashless payments option is no longer just an advantage, but also a necessity in the current context marked by so many restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.