Metrolinx test­ing dis­pos­able tick­ets

StarMetro Toronto - - TORONTO - Ben Spurr TRANS­PORTA­TION RE­PORTER

Hover your iphone cam­era or An­droid app for more Toronto news at thes­ TTC cus­tomers could catch a glimpse of a new kind of Presto card this month.

Start­ing Tues­day, Metrolinx, the provin­cial tran­sit agency that owns the fare card sys­tem now de­ployed across the TTC, will be per­form­ing field tests of dis­pos­able, “lim­ited-use” Presto tick­ets at two sub­way sta­tions.

The lim­ited-use tick­ets are de­signed to al­low cus­tomers to pay for sin­gle rides, round trips or day passes with­out buy­ing a per­ma­nent Presto card, and aren’t ex­pected to be avail­able to the pub­lic un­til June 2019. Metrolinx em­ploy­ees will per­form the tests at St. Clair West and Union sub­way sta­tions by load­ing Presto vend­ing ma­chines with the new tick­ets and then us­ing them on TTC fare gates.

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