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Metro-North now shutting down ticket windows, cleaning daily to protect against spread of coronavirus


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Metro-North is stepping up cleaning efforts on trains in light of the coronavirus spread concerns.

On Monday, March 23, Metro-North announced it would be closing all ticket offices effective Monday. If you need a ticket, you will have to use the machine at stations or on platforms.

You can also buy tickets online or on the MTA app.

Last week the transportation giant reported it is disinfecting its trains, ticket machines, vending machines, turnstiles, handrails, and other objects frequently touched by passengers on a daily basis.

I’m nervous about it, I’m tring to talk to my boss about possibly working at home for the foreseeable future, so we’ll see if that’s possible.

– Alexis O’Brian/ Metro-North train rider

Enhanced daily cleaning procedures are now underway at more than 500 train and subways stations in the New York metro area.

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