The MBTA unintentionally went cash only Thursday morning

"We thank you for your patience."

–Photo illustration by Patricia McDonnell

If you needed to pay for your MBTA ride Thursday morning, cash was apparently a necessity.

The transit system’s fare vending machines were not accepting credit or debit cards for nearly two hours.

The issue was first reported in a tweet posted by the MBTA at 8:30 a.m. — and later resolved by 10:19 a.m.

“MBTA Fare Vending Machines are now accepting credit and debit card transactions,” the agency wrote in a tweet. “We thank you for your patience.”