LIRR, Metro-North fare hikes begin Wed.

June 17, 2009 7:36:45 AM PDT
Fares are up on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains starting Wednesday.Thee increases, about 10 percent across the board, include:

  • Increase full fare one-way, full fare ten-trip, weekly and monthly tickets fares to/from Manhattan/LIRR Zone 1 stations/Hoboken from 5.0 percent to 11.6 percent
  • Intermediate full fares for LIRR and MNR East of Hudson service will increase from 7.1 percent to 20 percent; however, any increase of more than 11.75 percent is no more than $.75 per ride. Intermediate full fares on MNR West of Hudson service will increase up to 33 percent. The increases for some child/senior/disabled fares may vary slightly from these percentages.
  • New Haven Line fares to NY stations will increase in stages.
  • Increase the on-board fare differential to up to $6.50 from $5.50.
  • CityTicket fares will increase from $3.25 to $3.50; family fare price are unchanged.
  • Reduce the Mail & Ride fare discount on the railroad portion of the joint Monthly Commutation/Monthly Unlimited Ride MetroCard from 5 percent to 4 percent.
  • Senior citizen/disabled person/child fare discount policies and other Mail&Ride/WebTicket discounts remain unchanged

    New subway and bus fares are set to take effect June 28.

    ON THE NET:
    LIRR specific fare info: http://www.mta.info/mta/09/lirr.html

    Metro-North: http://www.mta.info/mta/09/mnr.html


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