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Metra discontinues cash-only ticket machines on Monday

Homewood and Flossmoor area rail riders will need to take a credit card or mobile device with them starting Monday, May 1. The cash-only ticket machines are being removed from Metra stops.Metra cites steady declines in ticket sales through cash-only vending machines as more customers choose credit cards and mobile devices for purchasing tickets.The machines on the electric line, which has stops in Homewood and Flossmoor, are the last to be removed from Metra's system, according to a Metra statement.The company said ticket prices will not be affected by the change.“As our . . .

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