Metro has announced a change of policy regarding MetroLink ticket validation, effective today:
Starting Monday, January 7, 2013, all MetroLink tickets and 2-hour passes will need to be validated by customers prior to boarding the trains. The ticket vending machines will no longer automatically print the expiration time on these tickets or passes. This will allow customers the flexibility to purchase Metro tickets in advance of their trip, and then validate ticket when they are ready to use them. It also will eliminate confusion over whether or not tickets need to be validated. The following fares must be validated starting January 7.
- Ride Ticket
- Hour Pass
- Round-Trip Tickets (each ticket immediately prior to travel)
- Tickets from 10-Ride Ticket Booklets
I personally welcome this change, it allows buying a ticket before you need it.
The change is already in place.
– Steve Patterson