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You can now ‘tap-and-go’ at these three Brooklyn subway stations

May 31, 2019 Meaghan McGoldrick

Move over, MetroCard.

The MTA has officially started testing out its new tap-to-pay system, formally known as OMNY – and you can try it yourself at 16 subway stations citywide.

OMNY, which stands for One Metro New York, trades the traditional loaded-card fare system for a tap-and-go one, where commuters can touch their credit or debit cards (or smart devices linked to digital payment systems like Apple Pay or Google Pay) to the MTA’s new illuminated interfaces to pay subway and bus fares.

The first leg of the pilot program will see stations on the 4, 5 and 6 lines from Grand Central Station in Manhattan to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center in Brooklyn making use of the tech. That means you can see it in action at Nevins Street, Borough Hall and, of course, Barclays Center.

They’re also up and running on all Staten Island buses.

According to Curbed, OMNY will roll out in phases, “allowing transit officials to iron out the kinks” before saying goodbye to the MetroCard forever in 2023.

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