Metro will be latching the turnstiles at the Purple Line Wilshire/Normandie Station today from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m to test for operational readiness, particularly for the new TAP Hands Free Gate Help device which will be stationed between the gates and ticket vending machines. Patrons who experience problems at the turnstiles can use Gate Help to get immediate assistance directly from Metro Rail Operations. Gate Help allows Rail Operations to monitor situations and unlatch turnstiles remotely if necessary.
The station will be monitored to see what other issues still need to be addressed in preparation for latching all the gates later this year. Metro attendants will be available at the TVMs to assist patrons buying and loading TAP cards.
Those of you who begin your trips at Wilshire/Normandie might want to buy a TAP card and load it up today in case there are lines at the TVMs tomorrow.