Saint  Clair  County Transit District

Providing Mass Transit to Saint Clair County

regional transit
MetroLink Platform  TVM _ money   MetroLink Platform Crowded

How To Ride: (Basic Instructions)


 Basic Instructions

The Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) at the MetroLink stations can accept nickels, dimes, quarters, Susan B. Anthony dollars, $1 bills, $5 bills, and $10 dollar bills.

  1. Select your ticket(s) first. Do not insert your money first.
  2. After selecting your ticket(s), the display screen on the TVM will prompt you to insert your money.
  3. Retrieve your ticket(s) and any change from the machine.
  4. If you have purchased multiple tickets and do not plan on using them all at once (i.e., one person purchasing four tickets), DO NOT validate all of the tickets. Only validate your MetroLink ticket(s) right before you use them. If you validate a ticket and you do not use said ticket within the timeframe indicated by the Validator stamp, your ticket will be null and void.

Also note that your unvalidated tickets have an expiration date on them. The tickets will expire six months after purchase unless validated and used within this six-month time period.

        

Ticket Vending Machine  
1.  If you have purchased multiple tickets and do not plan on using them all at once (i.e., one person purchasing four tickets), DO NOT validate all of the tickets. Only validate your MetroLink ticket(s) right before you use them. If you validate a ticket and you do not use said ticket within the timeframe indicated by the Validator stamp, your ticket will be null and void.  
2.  Also note that your unvalidated tickets have an expiration date on them. The tickets must be used within this time period.  
3.  Also note that your unvalidated tickets have an expiration date on them. The tickets must be used within this time period.  
4.  When you get to one of the MetroLink platforms, you will want to find two items. A Ticket Vending machine (TVM) and a Ticket Validator. Depending on the layout of the platform, these items may or may not be right next to each other. The TVMs can accept nickels, dimes, quarters, Susan B. Anthony/Sacagawea dollar coins, $1 bills, $5 bills, and $10 dollar bills.  
5.  When you first walk up to the TVM, you will see the message: Welcome To MetroLink. Select Ticket Before Inserting Money.  
6.  Step One on the TVM also instructs you to select your Ticket type first.  
7.  After your ticket has been selected, you will be instructed as to how much your purchase will be and to insert the proper amount of money.  
8.  Insert your payment.  
9.  After taking your ticket and change, you will see a new message on the TVM instructing you to validate your ticket before boarding the train.  

Contact information
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