As some riders have already noticed, optic scanners are being installed at gated Metro rail stations. The scanners will allow Metrolink mobile ticket holders to get through Metro gates and are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
Metrolink mobile ticket holders will use the QR code at the gate scanner for ticket validation and entry through Metro rail gates. Only select locked gates will be fitted with the optic scanners.
Metrolink ticket holders will not be able to validate their tickets at stand-alone validators or at bus fare boxes. Visual inspection will still be required for Metrolink paper and mobile tickets. To show their Mobile app ticket for inspection on rail or bus, Metrolink riders will press the arrow key below the QR code and the visual ticket will then appear for inspection.
A reminder on fare policy for Metrolink tickets on Metro:
- One-Way, Round Trip, Weekend Day Passes: These ticket types are eligible for unlimited travel on Metro’s rail system on the day of validity only.
- 7-Day Passes are eligible for unlimited access to Metro’s rail system for (7) days starting on the day when the pass is purchased.
- Month Passes are eligible for unlimited access to Metro’s rail system for the calendar month indicated on the pass.
- The EZ transit pass logo must appear on their ticket to ride Metro.
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