Yes, you can take other people on your card. Their fare will be charged as a full cash fare ($4.20 Adult, $2.40 Child fare in zone 1), so it is cheaper for each person to have their own metrocard. This cash fare will provide only one free transfer within 2 hours.
Like other electronic cards, your metrocard has a magnetic strip that runs around the edges of the card. If the magnetic strip is damaged the card reader won’t be able to scan it. To extend the life of your card we recommend you avoid:
No, you don't need an online account to have a Metrocard. However, setting up an online account allows you to easily check your balance and top up online.
Set up an online account here
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If you have any other questions about Metrocards call our friendly staff on 366 88 55 or contact us on email.