Yes, the darn things expire, as we learned on the fifth anniversary of the Charlie system. But it seems like quite a few people are reporting their CharlieCards have expired over the past couple of days.
Kait reports from the CharlieCard store in Downtown Crossing:
Anyone dealing with their expired CharlieCard now, beware. Many angry people (both customers & employees), v. long wait
The T's Joe Pesaturo says:
The Automated Fare Collection team is looking for any anomalies, but in the meantime, we encourage anyone with a CharlieCard of more than two years old to check the expiration date at any fare vending machine.
If your card's about to go south, you can either exchange it weekdays at the Downtown Crossing CharlieCard store or, if you don't plan to use the T for awhile, mail the card to the T and they'll transfer your value and send you a new card.
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