The MIVB plans to install check out barriers in all premetro stations. The first stations that will be equipped with the barriers are those on the North-South axis. The barriers oblige travellers to present a fare card if they wish to exit a station.
Figures from the pilot show that more people validated their fare card when they left the metro system than validated when they entered it. A pilot project in the Albert metro station showed that ten percent of the passengers who failed to validate their fare card on entering the system did so at the check-out.
Passengers without a valid ticket can still exit using a special gate and by paying an extra 6 euros via text. People without a ticket can text 4030 in order to be able to leave a station. During the test at Albert 180 passengers made use of this opportunity.