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MetroCard Vending Machines Undergo Scheduled Software Upgrade

Customers using MetroCard Vending Machines (MVMs) on Saturday, August 16 from 1 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. will be able to make CASH ONLY transactions. That's because the MTA will be upgrading the software used for credit and debit card purchases.
The upgrade will affect debit and credit card use at all fare-vending machines for New York City Transit, as well as MVMs at PATH stations, JFK AirTrain and LaGuardia Airport.
Customers can still purchase fares at station booths and at full-function MetroCard Vending Machines using cash. Please note that ATM/debit/credit card-only MVMs will not be operational during the outage.