Light rail station's ticket machines broken
This just in from the MTA:
Light Rail Customers are advised that the Ticket Vending Machines at Falls Road Light Rail will be out of order from November 19 until the evening of Monday, November 22. We recommend that our riders purchase and board at an alternate location. Otherwise, you may board at Falls Road and then purchase ticket at the next stop. We apologize for any inconvenience.
This is nonsense and the MTA ought to know better. Fare inspectors should be instructed that if they encounter a passenger wiithout a ticket, to ask where the rider boarded. If the rider says Falls Road, the MTA should concede the free ride. No passenger who boarded in good faith should be expected to get off at the next stop, purchase a ticket while the train leaves, and wait for the next train.
It's the MTA that's responsible for the condition of the machines -- not the riders.