[UPDATE BELOW] If you're planning on refilling your MetroCard this morning using a credit or debit card like the resident of some 21st century metropolis, you may be in for a bit of disappointment: The MTA says they're experiencing "city wide" problems with the automated vending machines. And a happy Monday to you, sir/madame!
— GLO-Be Bryant (@CoryTownes) May 11, 2015
We reached out to the MTA to find out more about this issue, and to get a sense on when it will be resolved, but for now you may have to scrounge up some cash to feed the machine in order to obtain a MetroCard. Remember subway tokens?
How none of these fxking mta machines taking card 😒😒😒
— K$ (@__KDADDYY) May 11, 2015
Metrocard machines are down. Again. Like "signal problems" causing delays. Is the transit system repaired with duct tape and wrapped wires?
— Bart Silverstrim (@Bsilverstrim77) May 11, 2015
Pretty much. There are have also been delays on the E, A, M, G, 4, 5, and 6 lines this morning.
Hunger games MTA edition....
— Regular Ol' Ant (@ROCKstar1906) May 11, 2015
UPDATE 9:30 a.m.: An MTA spokesperson says the glitch is a "Verizon issue" affecting approximately 100 stations, and they are working on fixing it now.
UPDATE 3:44 p.m.: It's fixed, everything is working perfectly now!
UPDATE: All MetroCard Vending Machines are back on line. There was an earlier communications issue affecting credit and debit transactions.
— ABC7NY NewsDesk (@ABC7NYNewsDesk) May 11, 2015