Changes at the Charlie Card Store

As of September 1st, 2016, a few changes will take place at the MBTA Charlie Card Store at the Downtown Crossing T station.

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First, the hours for the Charlie Card Store will change to 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday only.

Second, it will now take 6-8 weeks (rather than the current 4-6 weeks) to receive a status letter regarding a TAP application. The TAP Charlie Card is used by people with disabilities; it is similar to but not the same as the Senior Charlie Card and/or Reduced Fare Charlie Card.

And finally, the Charlie Card Store will no longer process transactions that can be completed at a fare vending machine. Such transactions include adding stored value or a purchasing a monthly pass. If you need to do these sorts of transactions, you can use a fare vending machine at any station where they are located. If you need help navigating the machines (which can be difficult!), please ask us to connect you with one of our trained transit advisors, who will be happy to meet you in person and help make sure you are successful.

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