MARC fixes glitch that kept riders from paying with credit card

MARC says most train users can now use credit cards to pay fares, after a technical issue caused problems for its ticket-vending machines.

Many other vendors along the East Coast were impacted by the glitch, which persisted for days.

In a statement Monday afternoon, MARC said that the issue with credit card processing had been resolved.

“All machines are working, with the exception of Martinsburg, and accepting credit cards,” they said in a brief statement. “We regret any inconvenience this problem caused and thank you for riding MARC Train.”

MARC first alerted riders on Friday that its ticket vending machines were not accepting credit cards “due to a nation-wide credit card processing systems issue.”

WTOP’s Jack Pointer contributed to this report.

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Anna Gawel

Anna Gawel joined WTOP in 2020 and works in both the radio and digital departments. Anna Gawel has spent much of her career as the managing editor of The Washington Diplomat, which has been the flagship publication of D.C.’s diplomatic community for over 25 years.

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