Does a bent MetroCard work?

Bending a MetroCard does not make it “falsely altered” — as the law defines forgery — “because the damage does not create value on a worthless card, it merely prevents the turnstile computer from determining that the card has no value,” the defense lawyers maintained, according to a summary of their arguments in a …

How do I replace my fair fare MetroCard?

Replacements and Refunds for Lost or Stolen Cards Log in to your ACCESS HRA Fair Fares NYC account. Click on the “Report Fair Fares NYC MetroCard Lost or Stolen” link and follow the instructions on the screen. Call 311 to report the problem.

How do I transfer money from an old MetroCard?

What to do with an expired MetroCard. You have two years from the expiration date to transfer any remaining money to a new card. Within the first year, use a MetroCard Vending Machine to transfer the balance to a new card. You can also ask at a station booth for a postage-paid envelope.

How do you fix a crease card?

Creased cards can be resistant to bending back in shape. Keeping the card face-down will help guide it back into shape. Turn your blow dryer to a hot setting. Heat will remove humidity from the card and press out stubborn creases.

How do I combine MetroCard balances?

You can combine the values of multiple Pay-Per-Ride cards by going to the information booth and asking the attendant to combine them for you. When you do so, only the current balances are accumulated; the $1 fee for each card is not taken into account.

What happens if you bend a MetroCard?

First, get yourself an empty two-trip MetroCard and swipe it at the turnstile. Next, bend the bottom right corner of the card towards the magnetic strip and swipe the card two consecutive times. Unbend the card, swipe two more times, and on the second swipe, the machine will let you pass. All it takes is ONE hit.

What happens to money on expired MetroCards?

You have up to a year after the expiration date on the card to transfer the balance at a booth, a MetroCard Vending Machine or by mailing it in to MetroCard Customer Claims. We issue a replacement card for the remaining value on your Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard. We don’t provide cash refunds.

Can you combine metrocard balances?

How do I get a refund from MTA?

Tickets purchased with cash, personal checks, or debit cards will be refunded by check. You should receive your refund in approximately two to three weeks. If you have any questions regarding your refund, please call the Customer Service Center during regular business hours at 212-532-4900.

Is it possible to remove creases from cards?

What do I do if my Metrocard is damaged?

If the card is too damaged for the agent to read, it will have to be mailed to NYC Transit. Unlimited Ride MetroCard must be mailed to NYC Transit for replacement.

Can I get a refund for a lost or stolen MetroCard?

If NYCT processes a second refund for you in the same calendar year, a $5 administrative fee will be deducted from the refund amount. You will not be able to get a refund if you previously made two or more reports of lost or stolen MetroCards within a calendar year. Any purchase of time or value paid for with cash.

What happens when a MetroCard expires?

The expiration date is usually about one year from the date of purchase. If your Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard expires, you have two years from the expiration date to transfer any remaining money to a new card. Within the first year after expiration, use a MetroCard Vending Machine to transfer the balance to a new card.

How do I file a MetroCard claim?

Most MetroCard claims can be filed online. If the issue you’re having is listed on this page, fill out and submit the related form. If not, you can print this form (or get one from a station agent) and mail it to us here: If you have an OMNY Account, log in and find the charge you think is incorrect.