Upass

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Upass
Upass card.jpg
Location Seoul Metropolitan Area
Launched June 1996
Technology
Operator Seoul Bus Transport Association
Manager Seoul Bus Transport Association
Currency KRW
Credit expiry None
Validity
Retailed
  • kiosk in Seoul
Website http://www.u-pass.kr/

Upass (Korean: 유패스) is a prepaid card for the transportation system in Seoul and its suburbs. This card is issued by Seoul Bus Transport Association and eB Card. Its parent-generation card is Seoul Transportation Card, a world-first commercial-used RF card for transportation (first used in June 1996)¹. The Korean system integrator Intec and Seoul Bus Union first launched a test of their system in a trial from October to December 1995.[1] Old Seoul Transportation Card and T-money can be used along with Upass.

Technology[edit]

Upass, and older Seoul transportation card system is based on MIFARE Standard, Ultralight and PROX technology.

Use[edit]

Many kiosks around Seoul sells various types of Upass cards. Major banks and credit card companies, including favored Kookmin Bank and BC Card, issue Upass compatible credit/debit cards marked with PayOn, MasterCard, Paypass or Visa Paywave. Upass is accepted by:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Showcases – Seoul: World's largest contactless Smart Card installation in full operation in Korea [1]

External links[edit]