Metro Locks More Blue Line Station Gates to Fight Fare Evaders

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Metro Blue Line riders will encounter more locked gates Thursday as the transit agency continues to clamp down on fare skippers. The stations with newly latched gates include Slauson, Firestone, Compton, Artesia and Del Amo.

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When completed, 41 of 80 Metro rail stations will be latched to “provide fuller integration in the TAP universal fare system,” Metro says. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

In its efforts to eventually make all of those riding Metro trains actually pay their fare, transportation officials this week announced the next step in latching gates at stations around the transit system.

When officials latch the gates, it means passengers need to use a TAP card with the correct fare to pass through turnstiles.

Next Wednesday, officials plan to start locking the gates at 14 stations on the Green Line.

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