NEW YORK — Several subway stations were unable to provide MetroCards to would-be passengers Saturday in an outage of card vending machines preventing straphangers from purchasing or refilling cards.
The stations with malfunctioning vending machines were located in Queens and Manhattan, according to the MTA.
Machines were still accepting cash.
The machines affected were at 42nd Street-Port Authority, 59th Street-Lexington Avenue, 39th Avenue, 36the Avenue, Broadway, 30th Avenue, Astoria Boulevard, Junction Boulevard, Parsons Boulevard and 169th Street.
At least one customer said funds weren't added to their MetroCard even when using cash, though.
There is a known outage for MetroCard Vending Machines at multiple stations in Queens/Manhattan. This outage is impacting our ability to take debit & credit cards. We're actively working to restore service.— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) January 18, 2020