Important Message about Return-Trip Tickets
Effective October 1, 2013, Senior Citizen and Disabled paper Return-Trip tickets will no longer be issued. The last date these tickets will be issued from station booths is September 30, 2013.
- Senior Citizen and Disabled Return-Trip tickets issued on or before September 30 will continue to be honored for three (3) months after date of issuance (until midnight of the last day).
- As a courtesy, tickets issued on September 30, 2013 will be accepted at all subway stations and on all local NYC Transit, MaBSTOA, and MTA Bus Company buses as well as the Staten Island Railway through midnight,
December 31, 2013.
- The date of issue and expiration are stamped on the front of the ticket.
Alternatives to paper return-trip tickets Reduced-Fare Round-Trip MetroCard:
Customers who are 65 years of age or older or have a qualifying disability, and who present an acceptable form of identification to a station agent can:
- Purchase a special Reduced-Fare Round-Trip MetroCard for the price of one base fare ($2.50), at station booths only, and payable by cash only.
- Use this card at all subway stations, on local buses and the Staten Island Railway.
- This MetroCard is encoded with two rides, plus free transfers.
- The card can not be refilled, is non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-redeemable, and the $1.00 new card fee
does NOT apply.
Note: Accepted forms of ID are: a NYC Department of Aging ID card, Medicare card (Medicaid not accepted),
Access-A-Ride ID card, MTA Reduced-Fare ID card (pre-1995).
Reduced Fare MetroCard:
- Customers who are 65 years of age or older or have a qualifying disability may apply. You must apply for, and be approved, to receive it.
- This is a personalized MetroCard with your name and photograph.
- This card can be refilled at a MetroCard Vending Machine using cash, credit, debit, or a pre-tax transit benefits card. The $1.00 new card fee does NOT apply.
- Half-fare ($1.25) is deducted when the card is used.
- Click here to download a Reduced Fare MetroCard application. Call 511 if you need assistance; this is a 24/7 voice recognition system; agents on duty from 6 a.m. to 10 pm daily.
Make Your Reduced-Fare MetroCard an EasyPay Reduced-Fare Card
- EasyPay allows you to pay for rides automatically because you link your account to your credit, debit or pre-tax transit benefits card.
- Once you sign up, your MetroCard is refilled automatically without ever leaving your hands.
- EasyPay is available to new and current reduced-fare customers.
- Click here to download an EasyPay application; or call 877-323-7433 for help and questions.
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