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Charlie Card dispensers fail during rush

2-hour breakdown hits purchasers at a.m. commute

The T spent $192 million two years ago to introduce the Charlie Card system, which replaced cash and tokens. The T spent $192 million two years ago to introduce the Charlie Card system, which replaced cash and tokens. (CHRISTINA CATURANO FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE 2006)
By Peter J. Howe
Globe Staff / February 2, 2008

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MBTA riders trying to buy monthly passes and fares ran into a snag yesterday when many T fare-dispensing machines broke down for nearly two hours during the morning rush, officials said. (Full article: 326 words)

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