Go to content

STM to no longer accept cash at Metro fare booths

STM to no longer accept cash at Metro fare booths
/ aetb / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images

As of February 7th, cash payments will only be accepted at the automatic ticket machines that are located in each Metro. Only debit or credit card payments will be accepted at the booths.

According to CBC, “The installation of contactless payment systems was completed in December 2020, allowing people to pay quickly with debit and credit cards. It's now the most common payment method.”

While this may cause concern for some STM travellers, they shared that they plan to incorporate more STM agents and managers to help assist with fare purchases at the automatic ticket machines.

In addition, the STM shared that they will be increasing the dollar limit on cash transactions if travellers wish to buy a monthly pass at the vending machines.

Will this affect your travelling moving forward?

Subscribe to our newletter!Subscribe to our newletter!
By subscribing, I agree to receive communications by email from Cogeco Média and its affiliates, including news, updates, activities and contests. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the link at the bottom of our emails or contacting us via our Privacy Policy. Please note, however, that we may still continue to send you service-related and other non-commercial communications. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Streaming will resume following advertisement.
The Beat of your Workday with Donna
Live