Valley Metro light rail vending machine

Valley Metro light rail vending machine
bachmann trains
Image by Steven Vance
A single vending machine at the Smith-Martin/Apache Boulevard station in Tempe, Arizona. The Valley Metro fare collection system (for bus and light rail) is from Scheidt & Bachmann, a German company.

The stump to the left of the vending machine is for an additional machine.

The orange pad on the machine is for waving your prepaid RFID/proximity card which is called Platinum Pass. Before boarding the train, users should wave their card to pay for that ride. Users with paper fares should purchase and then validate using this machine. Users already holding fares should validate using this machine.

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