Gate latching on 14 Green Line stations is being delayed until January due to scheduling conflicts, Metro announced Wednesday. The latching of the stations is expected to be completed in February at the earliest.
Metro began latching gates on the Metro Rail subway and light rail system on June 19. All stations on the Red/Purple Lines were latched by August and five Gold Line stations were latched in October. Latching began this week on six Metro Blue Line stations.
When completed, 41 of the 80 Metro Rail stations will be latched and turnstiles will not operate unless a TAP card with proper fare has been tapped at a station validator.
TAP is the universal fare system currently in use by a dozen transit agencies in Los Angeles County. Twenty-six transit agencies are expected to accept TAP cards by the end of 2014, helping to make it easier for customers to pay fares when riding buses and trains operated by different agencies.
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