I am currently traveling in Massachusetts, USA.

Where can I see the usage history of my CharlieCard (issued by the CharlieCard in Boston, Massachusetts, USA)? I.e., I would like to see a log such as:

2017-02-14 19:12 - 46 USD  (1 ticket)
2017-02-14 16:57 - 48 USD  (1 ticket)
2017-02-14 16:56 - 50 USD  (recharge)
2017-02-14 10:42 -  0 USD  (1 ticket)
2017-02-14 10:15 -  2 USD  (1 ticket)

One of my goals is to ensure I haven't double-tapped the card.

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    Have you created an account? If so, is the information available? Otherwise, you might be able to ask a station attendant if they have access to that information. – mkennedy Feb 14 '17 at 21:11
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    I'm not 100% sure, so I won't post this as an answer, but I believe there's no way to do this online. The CharlieCard system is an older one and isn't setup with a centralized database that tracks history in this way. You can't even track your balance online, just add more money and passes (which are loaded onto your card when you touch it at a faregate the next day) and report cards lost or stolen. – Zach Lipton Feb 14 '17 at 21:18

You can see these details on the mbta website.

  • Requested Order > Selected Stored Value
  • Actual Card Details > Last Known Stored Value
  • Actual Card Details > Last Known Transaction
  • Actual Card Details > Last Updated Timestamp


Here is how to see details of your card

  1. Go to MyCharlie Account Center
    • Be careful on this page. The website is antiquated and unforgiving. If you click on any of the links on the left sidebar that navigate to URLs prefixed with www.mbta instead of charliecard and then click back to the original page, it will redirect you back to the page you clicked on by mistake.
  2. Create an account if you don't have one
  3. Login
  4. If you haven't added a card yet, click Add / Remove CharlieCards
  5. Go back to MyCharlie Account Center
  6. Click on Add single purchase of stored value
  7. Select the card from the dropdown
  8. Click on Show Card Details
  9. Celebrate your tenacity
  • These steps didn't work for any of my 3 Charlie cards. The last known value and location show up as blank for all 3. – Steve Jan 3 at 4:59
  • If the information isn't there then it's probably missing from the MBTA database. Perhaps they purge information after some time? – SomeGuyOnAComputer Jan 5 at 21:37
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    Charlie cards expire on a fixed date. They could be expired. – gamma_sponge Jan 8 at 19:24

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