Gateway is Metro’s new state-of-the-art smart card fare collection system. It’s a more convenient, secure way to collect fares. Instead of paper passes, Gateway will use plastic smart cards – Gateway Cards – with computer chips inside that store passes (like monthlies or weeklies) or cash value (up to $100) – including discount fares.
You will be able to load your card at ticket vending machines, online or in-store.
Fare will automatically be capped at the daily rate, no matter how much you ride.
If you register your card, the balance will be protected if it is lost or stolen.
Gateway Cards are currently available to full fare customers at the MetroStore and at select Ticket Vending Machines at MetroLink stations. We are testing vending machines periodically – when you see a sign that says ‘NOW TESTING GATEWAY CARDS HERE’ on the top of a machine, you are able to buy a card from that machine. If you have purchased a card, please contact the Gateway Card Center at 314-982-1500 or email email@example.com to register your card so it is protected if it is lost or stolen.
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