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Published on Aug 18, 2011
MTA Long Island Rail Road is launching a pilot program using wireless, hand-held Ticket Issuing Machines (TIMS) that will allow customers to purchase tickets on board trains with all major credit cards and with a 'debit-as-credit' card, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Beginning August 16, LIRR conductors assigned to trains running between Ronkonkoma and Greenport will be carrying an Apple iPhone 4 equipped with a PaySaber cradle device that uses an application designed by the LIRR that enables train crews to make credit card sales and 'debit-as-credit' sales and print out tickets in one easy transaction. The device will be used to process onboard cash sales as well during the pilot program.
To save time and avoid higher, onboard fares, the LIRR urges customers to purchase tickets in advance at station Ticket Windows or Ticket Machines.
Customers who opt to buy tickets onboard will still be required to pay an extra fee of up to $6.50 per ticket if they board at a station which has a ticket machine and/or a ticket window that is open. In situations where a customer must buy on board the train and isn't carrying sufficient cash, making a ticket purchase with a credit card or debit-as-credit card will be an added convenience.