On Memorial Day, another conductor reported missing about 200 fares on a train from the Hamptons, writing that the "... train became completely packed. When doors opened people almost fell out."How is this going to be prevented with the train crews having credit card readers? If the train is too full to collect tickets, having readers won't help either.
Head-end View wrote:Let me get this straight...............LIRR is about to start testing similar hand-held devices to what is already in use by conductors on Metro-North? A conductor friend of mine was using that last summer and told me it has to be charged every day, using a charger in the crew room at Grand Central.Do you mean the handheld TIM's (ticket issue machines)or TIM's with credit card readers? While MNR has used the TIM's for quite a number of years, MNR is not using the credit card readers in the TIM's unless there is some pilot program in place with a handful of conductors. Even though the TIM's are regular procedure, there have been times that the conductors have had to use the duplex tickets.