Fare Collection


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM



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An exhibit on Fare Collection shows representative examples of various types of collection devices used throughout the subway system’s history. Visitors may interact with these devices for a uniquely tactile retrospective experience. The exhibit features the first paper ticket-choppers used in 1904, later turnstile designs that accepted coins and tokens, the MetroCard turnstile currently in operation, and a graphic timeline underscoring milestones in fare collection as well as the fifty year history of the token. Images from the museum’s archives not previously displayed show these reliable vintage turnstiles in use in their respective eras.

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