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New York City Subway EasyPay Xpress Metrocard

August 22, 2009 2 comments
EasyPay Xpress MetroCard

EasyPay Xpress MetroCard

The MTA has a new option for paying your fare on subway and buses in New York City.  The EasyPay Xpress MetroCard refills its fare from your credit card, automatically.  When the dollar amount on the card reaches $20, the MTA charges your credit card to bring the balance back to $45.  You still get the 15% bonus so when your credit card is charged $45 you get $51.75 worth of fare on your card.  The card never runs out of money so you don’t have to worry about refilling your MetroCard.  In fact, the MTA warns you not to try to add money to your card manual as that would damage the card.

The other option that doesn’t require you to refill your card is the monthly pass.  The 30 day metrocard is currently $89.  If you purchased $89 worth of fare you would get  $102.35 credit on your metrocard which equates to approximately 45 rides so if you take less than 45 subway rides a month, the EasyPay Xpress Metrocard may be right for you.

You can get more info at the MTA site at https://www.easypaymetrocard.com/rfaq.html.

Update:  According to a commentor at Gothamist the EasyPay Xpress card will not work at PATH stations.

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