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Faregates are used to admit customers to the paid area of Muni Metro subway stations. This page describes the new Clipper® faregates that have been installed as part of the changes to the Muni fare sales and collection system to prepare for Clipper.
Frequently Asked Questions
The primary purpose is to replace the 30-year old turnstiles that have exceeded their useful life. Also, the new faregates will support SFMTA’s plan to transition to the regional Clipper card fare payment.
Upon entry, the faregates will open when a customer taps a Clipper card or Muni Ticket to a Clipper reader. Upon exit, the faregate will open when a customer approaches.
Temporary readers for your pass have been installed on top of the faregate console. You will swipe your paper pass through this reader for entry. Paper passes are being phased out of the system. Customers will load their pass to a Clipper card.
Transfers are automatically applied to your Clipper card or Muni Ticket. There is no need for a paper transfer.
Just as you do now. Show your paper transfer to the station agent to enter the faregate.
If you have proof of payment, enter the faregate nearest the station agent’s booth.
As long as everyone taps their Clipper card or Muni Ticket properly, the faregates will stay open allowing for high volume traffic. You do not have to wait for the faregate to close before tapping your card or ticket.
The faregates detect motion and will open as you approach the gate. You do not need to tap your Clipper card or Muni Ticket to exit.
Yes, they are locked and also alarmed. These gates are for emergency entry and exit use only. Wide-aisle faregates allow entry for large roller bags and other items.
For Muni route, schedule, fare and accessible services information anytime: Visit www.sfmta.com or call 311.
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