Grab Cash, Metro-North Ticket Machines Not Taking Plastic

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If your New Year’s plans include a Metro-North ride into New York, make sure you have a wallet full of cash.

Because of a glitch, ticket machines at all stations, excluding Grand Central Terminal, are not accepting credit or debit for ticket purchases.

You will need to buy your tickets at the station or onboard the train using cash.

While you cannot use plastic to buy your tickets, service has been extended for the holiday.

Today, Metro-North is operating on a Saturday schedule, but with some extra trains.

If you have to go to work, there will be additional outbound from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Travelers must show a ticket before boarding train at Grand Central after midnight.

Open containers of alcoholic beverages will not be allowed on trains, stations or platforms from noon on New Year’s Eve through noon on New Year’s Day.

On Saturday, a Sunday schedule will be in effect and on Sunday, Metro-North also will operate on a regular Sunday schedule.

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