What are token booths called now?

They have not sold tokens in over a decade. I know "token clerks" are now "station agents"< but what are these Metrocard dispensaries called?

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  • LJ
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Heck, I still call them token booths, but I'm old!

    However, I'll bet I'm not alone. New Yorkers aren't great with name changes in general. We call 6th Avenue "6th Avenue" even though it's been "Avenue of the Americas" for decades. For years, the city tried to gt people to say Avenue of the Americas, but he eventually gave up and put BOTH names on the signs!

    So I'll bet there are lots of other people who still say "token booth".

    (I'll never say "Hugh Carey Tunnel", "Ed Koch Bridge", or "Robert F. Kennedy Bridge" either!)

  • 3 years ago

    In my expertise, many token booths aren't staffed. And i would not put any faith in something intercom approach they have. Tickets need to be purchased at the vending machines.

  • 7 years ago

    Being a native of this city.

    It is still a token booth to me.

  • K2010
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    they are still called token booths

    Metrocad dispensaries are called MetroCard Vending Machines

    there are 2 kind of those:

    the one you purchase your MetroCard for cash, credit or debit card

    the only only for credit or debit card

    http://www.mta.info/metrocard/mvms/index.htm

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  • Ahmad
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    I'm probably the youngest person to answer this but I call them token booths. The workers are called station agents. I won't ever call them anything else because it sounds weird not to.

    Source(s): I'm 15 btw...
  • 7 years ago

    My friend, although the MTA now call them "station agent booths," old time New Yorkers like myself still call them "token booths."

    I guess old New York habits are hard to break.

    Good luck

    Source(s): native
  • 7 years ago

    vending machines or kiosks

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