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Archaeological Finds Vol. 15 “Any idea when metro stopped using tokens?”


“Dear PoPville,

Found this on the ground in the CVS on Mass Ave. Any idea when metro stopped using tokens?”

Hmm, did metro rail, bus and streetcar all take tokens. I know the old streetcar did but I didn’t know bus and/or rail did too? Can any history buffs/WMATA employees/old school peeps school us? Either way, very cool find!

Ed. Note: If you have a photo of a neat find you’ve stumbled on please send an email to princeofpetworth(at) thanks. Please let me know where you found it too.

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