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Metra to stop selling monthly, 10-ride tickets from Electric Line machines

Metra announced that on June 20 monthly passes and 10-ride tickets will no longer be available at 15 non-downtown stations on the Electric Line, including Homewood and Flossmoor, due to a surge in fraudulent purchases being made from those machines.The Metra Electric is the only line in the railway's system that has vending machines instead of ticket agents at outlying stations. The stations were built without ticket agent spaces by Illinois Central before Metra purchased the line in 1987. In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of tickets being purchased . . .

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