A frustrated straphanger emailed us this morning saying that the metro card vending machines at 79 st D Station haven’t been accepting credit cards for more than six weeks now. “I’ve been having to go to an ATM for cash (and of course pay a withdrawal fee)” neighbor Mike fumed.
There are two metro card vending machines at the station, and according to the station agent, neither has been accepting cards for close to seven weeks. The slots have been taped over and notes posted asking commuters to call the issue in to 511, MTA’s equivalent for 311.
We reached out to MTA this morning and they said they are looking into the issue. We will update when we hear back, but in the meantime – do keep calling 511 and make sure to refill your card elsewhere or carry cash.