CharlieCard / Ticket discussion

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Re: CharlieCard / Ticket discussion

Postby Disney Guy » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:42 am

I found a (discarded?) Charlie Card and it registers as "inactive" on the fare machine.

Did the card automatically become that way (through lack of use?) and can be rejuvenated?

Or was the card manually made that way at some intermediate date and is now invalid?
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Re: CharlieCard / Ticket discussion

Postby Red Wing » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:41 am

The cards do have an expiration date on them.
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Re: CharlieCard / Ticket discussion

Postby Disney Guy » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:11 am

I have had other cards that specifically register as expired as opposed to inactive.
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Re: CharlieCard / Ticket discussion

Postby deathtopumpkins » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:57 pm

Maybe that's what happens if you lose a CharlieCard and get a replacement - they deactivate the old one just in case someone finds it?
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Re: CharlieCard / Ticket discussion

Postby diburning » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:56 pm

Yes, if the charlie card is registered on MyCharlie, and is reported lost, the serial number is blacklisted and cannot be used or reloaded.
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