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All aboard for hi-tech train ticket

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All aboard for hi-tech train ticket

 

Metro-North Railroad riders will soon be able to buy tickets onboard trains using credit and debit cards - the first program of its kind anywhere, officials said Wednesday.

 

The railroad is outfitting all of its conductors with hand-held ticket machines and receipt printers.

 

Riders will still have to continue paying cash for the next three or four months before the credit/debit program kicks in.

 

And traditional hole punchers will still be used for tickets purchased from vending machines to show they have been used, as well as for those seat-check tabs indicating a ticket has been checked. They'll also be backup in case of mechanical malfunctions.

 

Full story: nydailynews_logo.gif icon_offsite.png - July 10, 2008

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I'll have to try this on my photo trip up & back on the hudson/empire line.

 

- Andy

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Interesting... a conductor outfitted with one of these thought there may be a problem in the future, because the only person who vetoed the use of these machines is also the incoming president of MNRR. Sorry I don't know the name.

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Wait, I thought they were suppose to do this long ago? Guess it died out and now MNRR is going through with it this time.

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