The Czech Republic is undergoing a revolution in the way passengers pay for public transportation services. Around 2,000 bus and tram services now enable ticket payments to be made using a contactless card. And that number is set to continue to grow.

Contactless payment terminals have been installed for bus routes across numerous Czech towns and cities, including Litoměřice, Plzeň and Ostrava, where 16 percent of public transport journeys are now bought using payment cards.

In recent years, the Czech Republic has become one of the world leaders in card payment availability for public transportation. Future plans are focused on Prague developing an electronic ticket card system similar to the Oyster card, which is used across London.

Future plans could also see an end to the famous paper tickets, which passengers must validate via a time-stamp machine.

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