Old PATCO Fare System

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Old PATCO Fare System

Postby jackintosh11 » Tue May 23, 2017 7:57 pm

Does anyone have photos of the old PATCO fare system (vending machines, turnstiles/gates, tickets, etc.?)
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Re: Old PATCO Fare System

Postby Nasadowsk » Thu May 25, 2017 6:51 pm

No, I might have a ticket somewhere in my piles of stuff....

I once got stuck in a station because the &%^&*$%*ing turnstile wouldn't read my ticket. The help phone helpfully suggested I try it again. I just hopped the dumb thing and that was that. There, I'm a hardened criminal :P
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Re: Old PATCO Fare System

Postby Literalman » Mon May 29, 2017 8:16 pm

I and some friends had the same experience back in the 70s. Late at night, coming back from a concert in Philly, the turnstile would't work. We hopped over it and got a PA call or something from somebody watching on closed-circuit TV. We answered that the turnstile wouldn't take our tickets and we were able to finish our trip.
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